Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 20, 2013
Open Source for America (OSFA), an organization of technology industry leaders, non-government associations, and academic and research institutions promoting the use of open source technologies in the U.S. Federal Government, today announced the opening of its nomination period for its annual OSFA awards.
Each year, Open Source for America recognizes individuals, projects, and deployments that support its mission to encourage free and open source software adoption in the U.S. government. The categories and previous winners include:
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. Past winners include Brian Behlendorf and David A. Wheeler.
2. Open Source Project: an open source project that has shown promise and benefit for U.S. government use. Past winners include the Open Source Digital Voting Foundation’s TrustTheVote Project and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation’s OpenLayers 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. Past winners include WhiteHouse.gov, for its Drupal platform migration and the Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Open Security Technology (HOST) program.
4. OSFA Contributor award: an individual who has made significant contributions to the organization. Past winners include Ean Schuessler of Brainfood and Melanie Chernoff of Red Hat.
About Open Source for America
Open Source for America (OSFA) is an organization of technology industry leaders, non- government associations and academic and research institutions dedicated to advocating the use of open source software in the U.S. Federal government. More information is available at http://www.opensourceforamerica.org.