[Matroska-general] [Fwd: Second Annual Free Software Contest OPENNED]

Christian HJ Wiesner chris at matroska.org
Tue Mar 1 21:05:19 CET 2005


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Betreff: 	Second Annual Free Software Contest OPENNED
Datum: 	Tue, 1 Mar 2005 16:45:28 +0100
Von: 	Christophe Uzan <cuzan at le-public-systeme.fr>
An: 	<chris at matroska.org>



Second Annual Free Software Awards


For the 2nd edition of "Trophées du Libre", Soissons Informatique Libre 
- European Free Software Transfer and Research Center, invite you in 
Soissons, France, on Thursday, May the 26th 2005.

"Free Software Trophies" goals are to give credit and reward the work of 
individuals, companies and institutions which contribute to development 
and enhancement of Free and Open Source software all around the world.

This year the « Trophées du Libre » will award projects from six categories:

-  Security
-  Applications for public infrastructures and for communities
-  Companies management
-  Education
-  Multimedia / Games
-  Mobility
-  Embedded Systems.

For the first time, the event, partnering with Nexen Services, the Open 
Source hosting specialist, will award a *Special Price for PHP Projects*.

A jury, directed by David Axmark, co-founder of MySQL AB, will evaluate 
the projects. The members of the jury will be famous personalities of 
the open source community, including:

-  Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of PHP,
-  Edouard Gomez, Xvid Project
-  Ben Laurie, creator of Open SSL and representative for the Apache 
Software Foundation,
-  Nat Makarevitch, major player who promotes the Open Source software 
in the French speaking community

The jury will also include some professional users and contributors such 
as Laurent Bloch, information security officer at the INSERM and Patrick 
de Carné DSI at the Paris 5 University.

The Awards ceremony will take place in Soissons on May 26, 2005. The 
price is an encouragement for the creators, and a quality seal for the 
users. Additionally, the event sponsors and partners will hand over 
other prices.


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