Subject: Nominations for Mellon Foundation OS Awards
From: L Jean Camp <>
Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 10:23:37 -0400

Since Tim is a judge I suspect he knows about this already. However, 
the rest of you might not.

Nominations sought, awards to $25k-$100k


> =============================
> Tuesday, May 16, 2006
> Mellon Foundation Announces Awards for Open Source Software
> The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is pleased to announce today a Call for
> Nominations for the 2006 Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration
> (MATC). These awards, to be bestowed for the first time at an
> international technology conference in the Fall of 2006, will recognize
> not-for-profit organizations that have demonstrated exceptional
> leadership in the collaborative development of open-source software
> through the contribution of substantial, self-funded organizational
> resources to the open-source project for which they are nominated. The
> nomination period ends August 15, 2006.
> MATC awards will be made at two levels-$25,000 and $100,000-for
> significant contributions to collaborative, open-source software
> development that serves one of the Foundation's traditional
> constituencies. The level of the award will depend on the scale and
> significance of the nominated project.  Any U.S. or foreign 
> organization
> that meets the Foundation's legal criteria for receiving grants and its
> strict standards for excellence is eligible for consideration. The 
> Board
> of Trustees of the Mellon Foundation has authorized multiple awards at
> each level.
> MATC recipients will be selected by an Award Committee consisting of:
> *         Mitchell Baker, President, Mozilla Foundation
> *         Sir Timothy Berners-Lee KBE, FRS, FREng., Director, World 
> Wide
> Web Consortium; 3Com Founders Professor of Computer Science, M.I.T.;
> Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton
> *         Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist,
> Google, Inc.
> *         Ira Fuchs, Vice-President, Research in Information 
> Technology,
> Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
> *         John Gage, Chief Researcher and Director of the Science
> Office, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
> *         Tim O'Reilly, Founder and President of O'Reilly Media
> *         John Seely Brown, Former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corp.; Former
> Director, Xerox PARC
> *         Donald J. Waters, Program Officer, Program in Scholarly
> Communication, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
> The full text of the Call for Nominations is available now, at
> Founded in 1969, with offices in New York City and Princeton, New
> Jersey, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is a philanthropic organization
> with traditional constituencies in higher education (with a particular
> interest in the arts and humanities), museums and art conservation,
> performing arts, conservation and the environment, and public affairs.
> Among the Mellon Foundation's signature technology projects are the
> online academic journal repository JSTOR and the digital art archive
> ARTStor; the Foundation also funds a variety of open-source software
> development projects in higher education and other not-for-profit
> sectors.
> For further information, please contact:
> Christopher J. Mackie
> Associate Program Officer
> Research in Information Technology
> The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
> 282 Alexander Rd.
> Princeton, NJ 08540
> 609-924-9424
> 646-274-6351 (fax)