Project of Uppsala University awarded for integrating IT and life science

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| On November 29, the Bioclipse project from Uppsala University was awarded the
| Special Prize of the jury at Trophées du Libre – an international contest for
| Free Software held in France.


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 “Good 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 Wins Most User Friendly Linux Distribution Award

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| Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Ubuntu, commented "We are all extremely
| proud of the impact Ubuntu has made, and proud that Ubuntu is seen as
| one of the finest examples of user-friendly Linux. With the commitment
| and dedication of our excellent community, and with the huge leaps in
| functionality and usability upstream, we are confident that Ubuntu and
| the open source world can continue to provide our users with a high
| quality, modern experience."

Linux phone, stack win industry awards

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| Trolltech reports that its developer-friendly, Linux-based
| "Greenphone" was named "best embedded Linux product or
| initiative" at LinuxWorld, London. Additionally, the company's
| Qtopia Phone Edition (QPE) stack won a mobile phone tools award
| presented by a Chinese trade magazine devoted to mobile
| phone multimedia.

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 Pa*s is reporting that Linus Torvalds has been
| nominated for the prestigious Prince of Asturias Prize (Premio Pr*ncipe
| de Asturias) in the technical and scientific research category.

SYS-CON Announces 2007 Linux and Enterprise Open Source Reader's Choice Awards

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| The awards recognize the best tools, solutions, and education offerings in 13
| categories. Winners were selected through reader-submitted nominations...

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.

The 2007 Rave Awards
Mark Shuttleworth | Ubuntu

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| Geeky first-worlders won't be the only beneficiaries: Shuttleworth is
| sending Ubuntu (already translated into 35 languages) to anyone who
| asks, anywhere in the world.

2007 Open Source CMS Award Launched with $20,000 Prize Fund

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| Following on from the success of the inaugural Open Source Content Management
| System Award, UK publisher Packt is pleased to announce details of its follow
| up.