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Old 09-20-2009, 09:04 PM   #1
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Thumbs up [OSS Chanllenge 2009] Try to introduce your OSS through this chance

this is not a commercial introduction, its aim is to promote OSS community and encourage OSS developers. You can refer detail information below for it.
Open Source Software Challenge 2009
(Only for international division)

“Open Source Software Challenge 2009” to be held in Korea.
Open Source Software Challenge 2009 has adopted a new category for international competitors with a view to furthering diverse and borderless exchanges of information among software developers, to contributing to better development technologies by keeping current with trends, to building a worldwide human network of OSS developers and to laying the ground for international project development.
We hope SW developers around the globe will show much interest in and join the challenge as future leaders in world SW industry.

 Overview
- Title : Open Source Software Challenge 2009
- Theme : Freestyle unlimited challenge of SW development
Note: International participants are allowed to submit recently developed
Open Source Software (within one year) regardless of the other
awards received.
- Qualification : Students and the public in general
- Hosted by : MKE (Ministry of Knowledge Economy)
- Organized by : NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency), KOSSA (Korea Open Source Software Association), KOPF (Korea OSS Promotion Forum)
- Schedule of Challenge
Registration of software development plans : July. 1 ~ KST Oct. 15, 2009
Submission deadline of software completed: KST Oct. 23(Fri.), 2009

- Subjects of development
- Free subjects
Completed developments submitted should be based on OSS platforms, opened complying with OSS License Policies (e.g. GPL and LGPL) and subjected to consultation with the host organization on distribution.

- Awards
Ceremony: November 5 , 2009 (to be announced )
List of awards
Award No. of Awardees Prizes
Grand Prize 1 MKE Minister’s Prize Korean Won 5million (about USD 3,800)
Gold Prize 1 NIPA Head’s Prize Korean Won 3million (about USD 2,300)

* Cash Prize could be changed due to foreign exchange rate.(1USD= 1,300KRW)
※ Benefits : expense for attending prize-awarding ceremony is offered.
( Flight and hotel expenses for one person for each team)

- Registration guideline
Online Registration (website: )
Registration via Email (E-mail:
※ recommended only when online registration is not available
※ 4 documents are required for completion of registration
(Please, download the forms from website:
ㅁ Registration form
ㅁ SDP(Software Development Plan)
ㅁ List of participants
ㅁ Recommendation

The recommendation form should be written by either your boss or professor.
Please choose one of three ways to submit the recommendation form.
Please visit our website at and submit the scanned recommendation form in PDF or JPG format.
Please attach the scanned recommendation form in PDF or JPG format and send us at (Your recommender can send us directly.)
Please fax us your filled recommendation form. +82-2-2276-0864

- Contact US
Open Source Software Challenge 2009 Secretariat
Contact person: Hannah Kim
Tel: +82-70-8277-6957
Fax: +82-2-2276-0864

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it is good chance to introduce your project to Korea OSS developers
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