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M2 Presswire: The LOSF, 4linuxjobs.co.uk and 1venture.co.uk targets UK students with contest

Jan 27, 2000, 23:04 (0 Talkback[s])

"Students in the UK are being offered a chance to win cash prizes by entering a ground breaking contest announced today by sponsors The Linux/Open Source Foundation, 4linuxjobs.co.uk and 1venture.co.uk plc."

"The Linux/Open Source Foundation (LOSF) is a trust with the sole purpose of supporting the development of Linux/Open Source by arranging contests and sponsoring events. This contest, which opens on the 26th of January and closes on the 31st March 2000, is being organised and run by 4linuxjobs.co.uk, the free job finding and recruitment service aimed directly at the Linux community and 1venture.co.uk, a public limited company dedicated to developing innovative Linux, e-commerce and mobile communications businesses. There will be three cash prizes, GBP2000 for first place, GBP1000 for second and GBP500 for third position."

"The contest is aimed at UK residents, who are full-time students and in the spirit of Linux, contestants are invited to submit an outline of their innovative program ideas, which must utilise the standard distributions for Linux, freely available on the Internet. The judges are looking for Internet service based innovations that could be from a range of disciplines such as communications, games, distributed systems or even security. The submissions must be used through a browser or something similar - again freely available via the Internet."

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