Subject: The Stockholm Challenge Award
From: Bernard Lang <>
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 15:07:36 +0100


I received this message after participating to a meeting in Helsinki
(of Torvalds fame :-).

It occured to me that this could be good publicity for open
source/free software projetcs. The competiton is open to submissions
from all over the world.

Why not flood them a little bit, with good non-proprietary submissions
since they want to "offer you the chance to take part in a global
sharing of knowledge". Participation is free.

Just an idea

  the site is:

Bonne Annee

   Bernard Lang

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Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2000 13:29:06 +0100
From: "Lars Malmsten Malmsten" <>
Subject: The Stockholm Challenge Award
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Dear Sir/Madam,

It has been brought to my attention that you were one of the
participants at the IST 99 in Helsinki and that you might be
involved in IT projects of excellence. I believe your projects 
would benefit from participating in the Stockholm Challenge Award:

1. It offers you the chance to take part in a global sharing of 
knowledge and brokering of contacts. 
2. International marketing of the Award attracts the attention of
media and venture capitalists and paves the way to fruitful
business synergies and personal contacts.

I am working as Project Search Co-ordinator within the Stockholm
Challenge Award. As you probably already know, it is the successor 
to the Global Bangemann Challenge, the international IT award that 
attracted widespread internationalparticipation and recognition in 1997-1999.

The projects are invited to compete in seven different categories: 
Health & Quality of Life, New Economy, Education,  Public Services & 
Democracy, Culture & Entertainment, Environment, Equal Access.

Make sure your project makes an impact! Technology is not the issue here. 
The single most important criterion is the benefit that your project can bring 
to individuals, society and the environment.

Entries are accepted until February 29th, 2000. Then the jury of 25
international experts will judge the projects and choose the winners and
finalist in each category. All competing projects in the Challenge will be
invited to participate in the Challenge Awards Ceremony in Stockholm in
June 2000.

What does it cost to participate in the Challenge? - The participation is free!

It would be very exciting to have your projects among the competing,
therefore I hope you will enter our web site at 
and fill in the entry form as soon as possible.

If you have any questions I would be happy to answer them.

Best Regards,

Lars Malmsten
Project Search Co-ordinator 
Telephone: +46 8 508 28032
Telefax: +46 8 651 76 33

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