Chris Bailey, UK ICT Hub FOSS in the VCS project, writes: As part of the work for the UK ICT Hub’s FOSS in the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) project we are developing a new certification for FOSS use by not for profits, Free and Open Source Knowledge (FOSK). We are doing this in partnership with the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) whose certification for Linux system administrators has world wide recognition.
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) Chris Nicol FOSS Prize [more info here] recognises initiatives that are making it easy for people to start using free and open source software (FOSS). The prize will be awarded to a person or group doing extraordinary work to make FOSS accessible to ordinary computer users.
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.
Timothy Cook of TORCH, Linux Medical News Achievement Award and now chair of the AMIA OS-WG fame was recently interviewed here. ‘…Health care, particularly primary care, stands to gain much from adopting open source software. At Medinfo 2004, Scott Mace talked with Timothy Cook, chair of the Open Source Working Group of the American Medical Informatics Associaton (AMIA). Listen to Tim discuss the areas where open source will be adopted fastest, a recent award-willing project, open-source knowledge bases, why security and privacy concerns are red herrings, open source implementations of HL7 standards, record exchange efforts, and other interoperability concerns…’