Award to recognise contributions to FOSS

By   |  August 28, 2006

NGO APC (The Association for Progressive Communications) has announced an award for organisations or people working to make it easier for others to start using free and open source software(FOSS).

The prize of US$4 000 will be awarded to “any person or group doing extraordinary work to make FOSS accessible to ordinary computer users” and will be awarded for the first time in 2007.

The organisers of the award said the intention is to recognise projects that either improve the accessibility to, knowledge of and usability of FOSS; are user-oriented; are documented so that others can learn from and replicate the model; and have demonstrable impact and have increased the number of people using FOSS on a day-to-day basis

The award has been established in the name of APC member Chris Nicol who died in August 2005 from cancer.

The prize is open to any person or group anywhere in the world who supports or promotes user-oriented free and open source software.

The deadline for applications and nominations is March 30 2007.

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