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Dream Projects Become Reality - NetBeans Innovators Grant Award Winners Announced!
Admin, 29 Sep 2008
Sun Microsystems has announced the winners of the NetBeans Innovators Grant contest, selecting 13 open source innovators to share prizes totaling $127,500. The contest was part of Sun's Open Source Community Innovation Awards Program, a multi-year program running across several open source communities with a $1 Million total prize.
For more information, read Sun's press release.
“In support of Sun's commitment to free and open source software, we developed the Open Source Community Innovation Awards Program to foster innovation and recognize the most interesting initiatives within the communities worldwide,” said Jiri Kovalsky, NetBeans Technical Community Manager who oversaw the NetBeans Innovators Grant program. “The winners chosen demonstrated extraordinary creativity and collaboration, and their work has fueled significant growth within the NetBeans community.”
Listen to an interview with Jiri Kovalsky.