OSI calls for software proposals
The Open Society Institute\’s Information Program has issued a request for proposals for software tools that will benefit its ICT Toolsets initiative. Funding for accepted proposals is expected to be between $50 000 and $200 000. The call for proposals says \”open source projects with an active development community and approved open source initiative licensing are preferred.\”
The ICT Toolsets initiative \”seeks to advance and support open society principles and practices by funding the development of software tools designed to meet the mission objectives of civil society organisations and actors.\”
Proposals must address one or more of the following sectors: human rights, legal services for disadvantaged groups, NGO support, independent news media, anti-corruption, public health.
The closing date for applications is September 30 and accepted proposals will be announced on December 1 2003.