[OSGeo-Discuss] [Fwd: Re: [NOSI discussion] money for OSS]
gary.lang at autodesk.com
Tue Jun 6 18:47:38 PDT 2006
1. Provides a direct and demonstrably significant benefit to one or
more of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's traditional constituencies:
higher education, with a special emphasis on the arts and humanities;
libraries and scholarly communications; performing arts; conservation
and the environment; or museums and art conservation;
Anyone have any examples here?
2. Meets the Foundation's strict standards for excellence; and
Should be easy :-)
3. Includes the development of intellectual property that is freely
available to the academic community under one of the approved open
From: Tyler Mitchell [mailto:tjm at timberline.ca]
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2006 5:01 PM
To: discuss at mail.osgeo.org
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Fwd: Re: [NOSI discussion] money for OSS]
Anyone already familiar with the group mentioned below?
"Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has announced a Call for Nominations for
the 2006 Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration"
Something to aim for?
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Subject: Re: [NOSI discussion] money for OSS
Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 08:05:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: Reuben Silvers <reubensilvers at yahoo.com>
To: nosi-discussion at nosi.net
Its great to see the foundation world start to encourage FLOSS
explicitly, and back it up with real $.
This grant is somewhat limited to software that benefits Mellon's
... "higher education, with a special emphasis on the arts and
humanities; libraries and scholarly communications; performing arts;
conservation and the environment; or museums and art conservation."
Hopefully this is a success for them and other foundations copy the
--- Adam Bernstein <adam at amberbug.org> wrote:
> Dunno if everyone else already knows about this, but it looks great
> $25-$100K awards!
> 14) Mellon Foundation Announces Awards for Open Source Software
> Deadline: August 15, 2006
> The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has announced a Call for
> Nominations for the 2006 Mellon Awards for Technology
> Collaboration. These awards, to be bestowed for the first time
> at an international technology conference in the fall of 2006,
> will recognize notprofit organizations that have demonstrated
> exceptional leadership in the collaborative development of open-
> source software through the contribution of substantial, self-
> funded organizational resources to the open-source project for
> which they are nominated.
> MATC awards will be made at two levels -- $25,000 and $100,000
> -- for significant contributions to collaborative, open-source
> software development that serves one of the foundation's
> traditional constituencies. The level of the award will depend
> on the scale and significance of the nominated project.
> Any U.S. or foreign organization that meets the foundation's
> legal criteria for receiving grants and its strict standards for
> excellence is eligible for consideration. The board of trustees
> of the Mellon Foundation has authorized multiple awards at each
> Visit the Mellon Foundation Web site for the complete Call for
> RFP Link: http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/10002728/mellon
> For additional RFPs in Science/Technology, visit:
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