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you get from
working with other people [on FOSS development] is extremely rewarding.
You get a way of collaborating with others, you get a human warmth that
doesn't exist in other areas, a sharing of skills and a lot of help
initiatives have been selected by an international jury and awarded The
APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize 2007. Yet another initiative received a
Prize winners are initiatives:
- Free Geek, USA
- NepaLinux, Nepal
Read more about the winning initiatives Free Geek and NepaLinux
Honorable mention was awarded to:
- Gleducar, Argentina
Read more about the Gleducar project
A ceremony celebrating the prize winners will be held during the APC
council meeting in Rio de Janeiro on November 6, 6 pm local time.
APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize 2007
The APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize recognises
initiatives that are making it easy for people to start using free and
open source software (FOSS). The prize is awarded to a person or group
doing extraordinary work to make FOSS accessible to ordinary computer
The APC FOSS Prize has been established to honor Chris Nicol, a long
time FOSS advocate and activist who for many years worked with APC.
looking for initiatives that:
- improve the accessibility to, knowledge
of and/or usability of FOSS
- are user-oriented
- are documented so that others can learn
from and replicate the model
- have demonstrable impact and have
increased the number of people using FOSS on a day-to-day
prize is open to:
Any person or group anywhere in the world who supports or promotes
user-oriented free and open source software. The application form must
be completed in either English or Spanish however there are no language
restrictions regarding the language of the project. Small-scale
activities are encouraged to apply.
money of USD $4,000 is offered.
This may be shared by up to three initiatives at the jury's
deadline for prize nominations for this year was March 30 2007.
Over 50 applications were sent from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and
We are very pleased with the interest and we want to thank all
Ceremony (Change in date!)
ceremony celebrating the APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize 2007 winners will
be held during the APC council meeting in Rio de Janeiro on November 7,
6 pm local time.