from the CHE:
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2006 Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration, a new contest that will recognize leaders in the field of open-source software. The awards will recognize nonprofit groups that have made great strides in collaborative software development over the past year. And the winners will collect handsome (and, the foundation hopes, helpful) prizes: Noteworthy projects will receive grants of $25,000 or $100,000, depending on how widespread their appeal is. The Mellon Foundation has recruited a virtual who’s who of computing experts to judge the entrants. The panel includes Vinton G. Cerf, a key figure in the founding of the Internet, and Timothy J. Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web.