"Sun Microsystems Inc., today announced a multi-year program
called the Open Source Community Innovation Awards Program, which
will foster innovation and recognize some of the most interesting
initiatives within Sun-sponsored open source communities worldwide.
To participate in the program's first year, Sun has selected six
communities: GlassFish, NetBeans, OpenJDK, OpenOffice.org,
OpenSolaris and OpenSPARC. Prizes are expected to total at least $1
million (USD) a year.
"Beginning in mid-January 2008, Sun and the six open source
communities will announce details on how developers can participate
in the individual programs. Each community will have its own
contest rules and judging criteria. Prize winners will be announced
in August 2008..."