Chris Nicol FOSS prize


Chris Nicol FOSS prize

The APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize recognises initiatives that are making it easy for people to start using free and open source software (FOSS). The prize is awarded to a person or group doing extraordinary work to make FOSS accessible to ordinary computer users. It has been established to honor Chris Nicol, a long time FOSS advocate and activist and a member of the APC community from the late 1990s until his untimely death on 29 August 2005. The prize, worth 4,000 USD, is biennial and was awarded for the first time in November 2007 to Free Geek (USA) and NepaLinux (Nepal) with an honorary mention for Gleducar (Argentina).

Style information: Refer to as the “Chris Nicol prize” when not using the full official name. “FOSS prize” can be used as a description but not as the name.

Source: APC website

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