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.
We are 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 basisTHE 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.
THE PRIZE: US$ 4,000.00 may be shared by up to two initiatives at the jury’s discretion.
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: March 30 2007
MORE ABOUT THE APC CHRIS NICOL FOSS PRIZE:
http://www.apc.org/espanol/chrisnicol or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association for Progressive Communications is an international network of civil society organisations dedicated to empowering and
supporting groups and individuals through the strategic use of information and communication technologies, especially internet-technologies.