MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, 13 August 2007
In September, APC will award the $4,000 USD prize to up to three of the
outstanding initiatives mentioned below.
The short listed Chris Nicol FOSS Prize finalists in 2007 currently
under consideration by an international jury of experts are:
Technological Literacy and Free Software Plan, Spain
- Free Geek,
You can find out more about these inspiring projects in English and
For interviews, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION FOR
PROGRESSIVE COMMUNICATIONS (APC)
The Association for Progressive Communications is an international
network of civil society organisations dedicated to empowering and
supporting groups and individuals through the strategic use of
information and communication technologies, especially internet
ABOUT THE CHRIS NICOL
Nowadays, more and more free software applications are being developed
and many of them are more reliable than proprietary software. But FOSS
is not a magical ‘no cost’ alternative to costly software. A lot of
effort is still needed if everyday users in community and civil society
organisations are to start using FOSS en masse. The Chris Nicol FOSS
Prize finalists are meeting this need by providing software adapted to
local needs, training, documentation, networking opportunities and
promoting the use and knowledge of FOSS.