India: Code For Freedom

Sun in India has started a coding contest for university students -- Sun Code for Freedom. The contest is designed to increase participation in open source and encourage academic developers to contribute code to OpenSolaris, Project GlassFish, NetBeans, Apache Derby, and Open Portal. Actually, this program could really help facilitate new developer relationships across all these projects in India, and that's really cool. I see the Bangalore OpenSolaris User Group already getting involved, as I'm sure the other user groups in India will as well.

Also, the announcement has generated some press coverage in India, too -- Sun wants Indian contribution to open source: "This contest is about creating opportunities for students in India to learn more about open source technology and it is a unique contest in India," said Anil Gupta, vice president, India Engineering Centre, Sun Microsystems. "It is unique in combination in three ways: It offers an opportunity to students to work on real source code, real problem and make a real difference. We provide support to help them contribute to open source and we are offering this across the wide spectrum of technology from open source to applications."
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Hi
I am one of Polish Translation Team leaders. We are thinking about a OpenSolaris and OpenJava days in October 2008 in Poland. We are still in the phase of looking for sponsors and place. I think that having a person of your format would greatly improve our credibility in talks. I have a question. If we could provide you with a place to sleep, would you be interested in one or two days of such meeting? We, unfortunately, cannot afford paying for travel and a nightstand would be at my flat, nothing fancy.
If you would be interested, when do you require to be noticed on final terms?

The dame information went to WebMink.

Regards

Damian Wojsław

Posted by Damian Wojsław on August 22, 2007 at 10:35 AM JST #

Thanks for the publicity Jim!

Posted by Joe G on August 22, 2007 at 10:55 AM JST #

Damian ... I'd love to go. Send me some mail about your planning. Oct 08 is a long way off, but I need to plan a trip to Eastern Europe anyway. :)

Posted by Jim Grisanzio on August 22, 2007 at 03:37 PM JST #

Joe ... any time!

Posted by Jim Grisanzio on August 22, 2007 at 03:38 PM JST #

Jim, do I mail you with sun.com domain?

Posted by Damian Wojsław on August 22, 2007 at 08:53 PM JST #

Hi. I got us a sponsor for whole event. You'll get to sleep in nice hotel, not my floor. :)
Regards

Damian Wojslaw

Posted by Damian Wojsław on August 23, 2007 at 12:52 PM JST #

Hi, just something to cheer your eyes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/trochej/1210083439/

Posted by Damian Wojsław on August 23, 2007 at 01:15 PM JST #

Damian ... cool! :)

Posted by Jim Grisanzio on August 23, 2007 at 04:00 PM JST #

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