"Andrew Court" <syklops at gmail.com> writes:
The award has only been handed out once, so it's hard to tell by precedent,
but I think it's intended for hand-ons projects and use of free software
rather than development of software projects.
The award was inspired by the Sahana project - a free software package for
distributing aid after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
When I heard of it, the telecentres in Brazil were what sprang to my mind.
The telecentres are like gratis internet cafes where local job seekers can
learn word processing, email, and other IT-ish skills.
Someone else I know suggested BarnRaiser ( http://www.barnraiser.org/ ).
So a project which was handling a large-scale installation of free software
in schools would be a good candidate (IMO) - maybe some people involved in
such a project are also involved in Edubuntu.
For software development, FSF's older award would be more appropriate:
Ciarán O'Riordan __________________ \ http://fsfeurope.org/projects/gplv3http://ciaran.compsoc.com/ _________ \ GPLv3 and other work supported by
http://fsfe.org/fellows/ciaran/weblog \ Fellowship: http://www.fsfe.org
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