Cash Prizes for Innovation: Trophees du Libre

Jan 30, 2009

The French international competition Trophees du Libre is again offering cash prizes for the most innovative open source solution for 2009, and the smaller the project, the better the chances of winning.

Entries have to be registered by Feb.15 2009 for the competition which has a first prize of 3000 Euro, a second prize of 1000 Euro and 500 Euro for third. Categories include education, media, security, career, civil engineering and research.

The 18 strong jury is lead each year by a different personality from the world of open source. As in 2007, innovation is a plus and fame a minus, with well known projects being given less chance of a win because of the lack of benefit from the relatively small prize money. Competitors who have entered previous competitions are not allowed, unless their software has undergone a complete re-working.

Would-be contestants can register (in English) on the trophees-du-libre.org website.

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