[News] Debian GNU/Linux Derivative for Education Wins Free Software Award

[News] Debian GNU/Linux Derivative for Education Wins Free Software Award

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 23 Dec 2007 14:21:29

ebian Edu / Skolelinux wins the Scandinavian Free Software Award

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| The Free Software Foundation Europe announced that Debian-Edu / Skolelinux,
| an international project, is the winner of the first Free Software
| Scandinavian Award, during the Free Software Conference Scandinavia 2007, in
| Goteborg, Sweden, December 7th, 2007.



Skolelinux 3.0:Debian Based Linux Distribution!

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| Skolelinux is internationally available and it is currently being translated
| into many languages, including German, French, Norwegian, Polish, Greek and
| Spanish.


PloneGov awarded by the European Commission

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| The PloneGov team is proud to announce that their eGovernment open source
| initiative based on Plone has been awarded the ood Practice label 2007
| PloneGov receives this prestigious label based on the recommendation from the
| 2007 European eGovernment Awards consortium.


Nicaragua: Software Freedom Day Group Wins Award

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| Software Freedom Day, a celebration of Free Software and Open Source,
| announced tha the SFD group for Nicaragua won one of three top places
| worldwide for their efforts on bringing Open Source Software to the people.


OLPC Wins Popular Science Award

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| 'The goal of the XO is simple and noble: to give every child a
| laptop, especially in developing countries, where the machines will
| be sold in bulk for about $130 apiece. But the One Laptop Per Child
| nonprofit, formed at MIT, didn't just create a cheap computer. In
| addition to cutting costs -- by designing lower-priced circuitry andu
| sing an open-source operating system, among other things -- it also
| improved on the standard laptop by slashing the machine's energy
| use by 90 percent, ideal for a device that could be charged by
| hand-cranked power in rural villages.'


Ubuntu Receives Editor's Choice Award from PC Welt

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| Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it
| has scooped another award for Ubuntu, its leading-edge Linux
| distribution. At the PC Welt awards dinner held during the CeBIT
| Exhibition in Hanover, on Friday 16th March, Ubuntu was awarded
| the "Editor's Choice Award for Open Source".


Linus Torvalds Nominated for Prince of Asturias Prize

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| Spanish newspaper El Pas is reporting that Linus Torvalds has been
| nominated for the prestigious Prince of Asturias Prize (Premio Prncipe
| de Asturias) in the technical and scientific research category.


NepaLinux receives APC FOSS award

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| The NepaLinux project is run by Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya from Patan.
| NepaLinux is a Nepali-localised Debian and Morphix distribution based on
| GNU/Linux. The main contribution of the project is allowing non-English
| speakers to use GNU/Linux and to develop it.