Established in Montreal in 2004, Koumbit is a non-profit registered company which promotes the use of free & open source software by community groups in Quebec, Canada and abroad, and creates a skills and resource pool for progressive-minded autonomous IT workers and design professionals. Koumbit provides Web hosting, website creation, graphic design and training services.
Koumbit is an inclusive organization, comprised of about sixty individual and organizational members (as to May 2008). Click here to know more about our founding principles. You too can participate in Koumbit's work and activities by becoming a member!
About our name
Koumbit is a derivation of the Haitian Creole word konbit, which translates roughly to "association of people towards the realization of a common goal". Haiti intellectuals and political activists rehabilitated that word in the 1940s, as a means to promote self-help and traditional economic development structures among the local peasant communities.