"SOSA 2008 was this year sponsored by SalesAgility.com
and Open Source Scotland, whose website acts as a bridge between
Open Source practitioners and organisations and companies wishing
to develop, deploy or support Open Source applications and
services, or to discover how Open Source can help cut costs,
strengthen security and improve flexibility.
"For those of you still unfamiliar with Open Source, OSS have a
useful introduction on their website here.
"The SOSA presentations, held at the Radisson Hotel in Glasgow,
Scotland, on Friday November 28th, were staged as part of the
Scottish Software Awards 2008, but I only plan to focus here on the
Open Source elements of the ceremony.
"The Open Source Awards were split into two categories:
Education and Enterprise. The aim of the awards is to both
publicise and celebrate some of the fantastic work being done in
Scotland's industrial, commercial, educational and governmental
sectors in the field of Open Source."