"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
"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."