[GSDI Technical] Tides Foundation invites nominations for Prize in Public Interest Computing
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Tides Foundation Invites Nominations for Prize in Public Interest Computing
The Tides Foundation has opened the nomination period for the fifth annual
Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest, the United States'
top honor for software developers working with nonprofits to help forge
innovative social change. In 2011, the Pizzigati Prize will award $10,000 to an
individual who has created or led an effort to create a software product of
significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change.
The prize program seeks to honor an individual who has developed an elegant
software product that serves a critical need in the broader U.S.-based nonprofit
community; evolved a plan to scale the product through wide distribution of the
code; exemplified the values of public interest computing; and demonstrated
vision and inspired innovation in the field of public interest computing.
The competition welcomes applications from — and nominations of — individuals
who have developed an open source software product that has demonstrated
impressive value to the nonprofit sector.
Nominees should have developed a software product that is open source, as
defined by the Open Source Initiative , and is easily and widely available. The
software must have already demonstrated its value to at least one nonprofit
organization and have the potential to beof value to multiple nonprofit
Deadline: December 15, 2010
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