[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Open Source for America Awards Nominations Now Open!

Tyler Mitchell tmitchell at osgeo.org
Wed Aug 24 12:42:48 PDT 2011

Another annual award worth following...

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> From: "General announcement list (low traffic)" <osa-announce at opensourceforamerica.org>
> Date: August 24, 2011 10:44:50 AM PDT
> To: osa-announce at opensourceforamerica.org
> Subject: [OSA-Announce] Open Source for America Awards Nominations Now Open!
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> Hello OSFA members,
> As we mentioned in our newsletter earlier this week, Open Source for America recently celebrated its second anniversary, and once again we'd like to recognize the individuals, projects and deployments that support our mission to encourage free and open source software in the US government. The nomination form is now posted on our website. Nominate an individual or project for an award at http://opensourceforamerica.org/awards 
> Categories
> 1. Individual Award: a contributor who has made significant contributions in the promotion and use of open source solutions in the U.S. government during the past year. The 2010 winner wasBrian Behlendorf, collaboration advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services on its NHIN CONNECT project.
> 2. Open Source Project: an open source project that has shown promise and benefit for U.S. government use. The 2010 winner was the Open Source Digital Voting Foundation (OSDV) for itsTrustTheVote Project. 
> 3. Open Source Deployment in Government: a U.S. government agency or body that has shown commitment to the use of open source, through policy and/or adoption. The 2010 winner wasWhiteHouse.gov, and the Executive Office of the President, for its Drupal platform migration.
> 4. OSFA Contributor award: an individual who has made significant contributions to the organization. 2010 winner: Ean Schuessler, Brainfood, Volunteer webmaster for OSFA.
> Nominations will be accepted through the Open Source for America website through September 9, 2011. Winners will be announced at Fed Talks on October 11, 2011 in Washington, DC.  For more info on the nomination and judging process see the Official Rules.
> Best Regards,
> Melanie Chernoff
> on behalf of
> Open Source for America
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