New Kenian Open Source awards announced


opensource_logo.gifThe nominations for the first ever Kenya Open Source awards, to be held on the 27th May 2009, has been declared open.

The awards recognise information and communication industry developers, system administrators and end users who have made notable contribution to Open Source technological advancement.

The awards are open to contributors who have made an impact in the open source community both locally and globally with their innovative solutions.

“There are Kenyans who have made tremendous contribution to the open source community but have never been recognized locally. There will be an award ceremony with token gift of appreciation including a certificate from Linux Professional Association (LPA) of Kenya and the organizing committee,” said the organisers.

Winners will receive a token gift of appreciation including a certificate from LPA and the organizing committee.

Bitange Ndemo, the Permanent Secretary ion the Ministry of Information and Communication of Kenya, will be in attendance.

Open source is a software development method that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process. The promise of open source is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility and lower cost.