Africa FOSS Community Award
Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) relies on volunteer efforts to achieve many of its goals. The Africa FOSS Community Award is a formal way for FOSSFA and its partners to offer recognition of work, which in our opinion, significantly improves the Foundation's fulfilment of its mission and benefits the broader FOSS community. The intention of this award is to demonstrate that service to the FOSS community does lead to recognition and reward, rather than to provide a direct incentive to contributors.
An active Free Software or Open Source community in Africa
- Acknowledge the FOSS community and their work in the continent
- Promote creativity within the FOSS community in the continent
- Consolidate active FOSS communities Spur local capacity building
- Reward consistent non-profit leadership in the African FOSS community
The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa - FOSSFA
Be a free software or open source community based in Africa Have regular member/group activities Have an online presence and have online traces of activities Active for at six(6) months Have a known leadership structure Provide a brief history of the community, contribution to project and projects undertaken with your sustainability strategy
Jury decision will consider:
Diversity in membership Capacity of group/community members to organize for action Immediate past and immediate next activities Project previously or currently participating in Africa or elsewhere
Judges will consist of:
3 FOSSFA Council members
2 International FOSS organisations from the global FOSS community
Document presenting the community and its qualifications Include links to community reports, activities and online presence Applications to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications to be submitted by February 28th, 2012 Application MUST contain contacts for community Travel details of at least 1 community contact/s must accompany the application
- Jury shall select 3 finalists
- Finalists shall feature on the front page of FOSSFA website for a period of six(6) month Winner shall be promoted through all FOSSFA and partner activities for a period of one year in both Africa and International FOSS communities an activities.
- Winner shall also receive 1 Idlelo 5 travel package + 3 Idlelo 5 passes
- Diplo Foundation will offer 1 online scholarship to its Internet Governance course to an individual in the winning community
- Communities may be associations, groups, like PHP Club, LUG, Associations
- Several communities can apply from the same country
- Online presence - mailing lists, forums, website, blog, Facebook pages etc is a must
- Idlelo 5 travel package includes - flight, accommodation, expenses, registration fees.
- Idlelo 5 pass includes only registration fees