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Swiss Hackontest 2008

From the official press release:

April 3, 2008 - The Swiss Open Systems User Group /ch/open organizes the first international Hackontest sponsored by Google as part of informatica08, the Swiss year of computer science 2008. Hackontest is a 24-hour programming competition of three teams of different open source projects. Its goals are to enhance popular Free Software projects according to user needs and to demonstrate to the public how enthusiastically open source software is being developed.

Starting in April 2008 users and developers of open source software may submit feature requests for their favorite Free Software projects and rate and comment them. On Swiss national holiday August 1st, 2008 the Hackontest jury will pick the three most promising teams. They may travel to Switzerland on September 24/25, 2008 to participate in the competition located at the OpenExpo Zürich 2008. The jury is staffed of ten highly renowned open source hackers such as Jeremy Alison (founder of Samba), Bruce Perens (founder of the Open Source Initiative), Alexander Limi (founder of Plone), Harald Welte (founder of gpl-violations.org) and Jono Bacon (Ubuntu community leader).

The Hackontest platform and further information about the event is located at www.hackontest.org.

I have been asked to serve on the jury. This sounds like it'll be a fun and interesting event, and if not only I finally get to meet Alexander Limi, with whom I've worked on Plone, and Bram Moolenaar, author of the best editor around.

Now, Debian! Let's get some proposals in!

NP: The Good, the Bad & the Queen: The Good, the Bad & the Queen