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APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize 2007 finalists announced

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By APCNews

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 Free Software Foundation ">FOSS

Prize finalists in 2007 currently
under consideration by an international jury of experts are:

- Extramadura's
Technological Literacy and Free Software Plan
, Spain

- Free Geek,
USA

- Gleducar,
Argentina

- KLDP,
South Korea

- MetaReciclagem,
Brazil

- NepaLinux,
Nepal

- Saregune,
Spain

You can find out more about these inspiring projects in English and
Spanish on

http://www.apc.org/english/chrisnicol/

For interviews, please contact khiggs@apc.org.

ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION FOR
PROGRESSIVE COMMUNICATIONS (APC)

http://www.apc.org

The Source: APC website">Association for Progressive Communications

is an international
network of "What is civil society?", initial working definition adopted by the Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics">civil society organisations

dedicated to empowering and
supporting groups and individuals through the APC Annual Report 2005">strategic use

of
Source: APC">information and communication technologies

, especially Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internet


technologies.

ABOUT THE CHRIS NICOL
FOSS PRIZE

Nowadays, more and more free software applications are being developed
and many of them are more reliable than Wikipedia ">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, The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English on Encyclopedia.com">networking

opportunities and
promoting the use and knowledge of FOSS.

Author: --- (APCNews)
Contact: communications@apc.org
Source: APCNews
Date: 08/13/2007
Location: MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay
Category: Free Software

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