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 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 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 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 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.

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

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