Code For Freedom contest closed

Well, the Code For Freedom (CFF) contest is finally over. The results are posted on the CFF site. The grand prize winners will be awarded at Sun Tech Days in Hyderabad on 29th Feb 08 by Ian Murdock. Congratulations to all the winners. Thanx to everyone who contributed. Without all these contributions, this contest would not have been successful.

I was tracking the contributions to the OpenSolaris technology. The load in the initial stages of the contest was negligible. But during the end it reached a peak. I used to stay awake till 3am chatting with students answering their queries. Here is a screenshot of one of my gmail chat session. In the last two weeks of the contest, more than 50 contributions were submitted. The last contribution to OpenSolaris was submitted on 23:57 on 14th Feb 2008 IST! Just minutes before the contest ended.

Many students have committed to continue the contributions to OpenSolaris even after CFF. This contest has definitely raised the interest level of the students across India to contribute to open source projects. I believe, its just the beginning ...

Its not just the students, even we have learnt a lot while conducting this contest. We have received a number of feedback on what went well and what could be improved. Many people are asking if we'll have CFF next year. Well, I don't know. AFAIK, no decision has been taken in this regard. I hope it is...


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Great contest it was. the GIF image says it all :)

Posted by ashwin on February 24, 2008 at 08:39 PM IST #

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