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[liberationtech] Nominations open for global award to recognise projects promoting FLOSS

Shawna Finnegan shawna at
Wed Apr 2 09:47:50 PDT 2014

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Dear all,

I am sharing this announcement for anyone interested in to apply:

*Nominations open for global award to recognise projects promoting FLOSS*

MONTREAL, Canada, April 1 2014

The APC Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize recognises initiatives that are making
it easy for people to start using free/libre and open source software
(FLOSS). The prize will be awarded to a person or group doing
extraordinary work to make FLOSS accessible to ordinary computer users. @APC_News

The APC FLOSS Prize has been established to honour Chris Nicol, a
longtime FLOSS advocate and activist who for many years worked with APC.

Extraordinary initiatives that promote FLOSS are those that:

* Improve the accessibility to, knowledge of and/or usability of FLOSS
* 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
FLOSS on a day-to-day basis.

The successful initiative will be awarded a cash prize of USD 4,000 at a
reception event in Barcelona, Spain on 6 June 2014. In addition to the
global prize, APC will also be recognising exceptional work in FLOSS
promotion with a USD 1,500 award to an individual or organisation from
within its network.

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
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.

Nominations for the prize will be collected until 30 April 2014 at
midnight UTC.

*About Chris Nicol*

Chris Nicol, an Australian educator and activist who made Barcelona his
home in the early 1980s, was a member of the APC community from the
mid-1990s until his untimely death on 29 August 2005. Chris believed
that computers and the internet should be used for making the world a
better place and that FLOSS was a way in which the communications for
social change movement could integrate sustainable and alternative
choices in its use and development of tools and technology.

*About the Association For Progressive Communications (APC)*

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is an international
network and non-profit organisation founded in 1990 that wants everyone
to have access to a free and open internet to improve lives and create a
more just world.


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Shawna Finnegan
Association for Progressive Communications
skype: shawnafinnegan

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