Japan Chapter to be awarded “Japanese OSS Encouragement Award”
IPA (IT promotion agency Japan), a government agency, announced that OSGeo Japan Chapter will be awarded “Japanese OSS Encouragement Award” prize on 28th October 2010.
The Japan chapter was established in late 2006 and the local community has been growing steadily and dedicating effort to promoting FOSS4G. The chapter's FOSS4G 2010 Tokyo/Osaka event will be held between October 31 and 8 November 2010
Press release by IPA (in Japanese)
About the award
IPA grants “Japanese OSS Contributor Award” to a developer who has established and has been managing the development project which has the influence, to a superior developer who takes an active role in the global projects and to a contributor to spread the OSS. Also IPA grants “Japanese OSS Encouragement Award” to the individual or the group which has a remarkable activity to develop and/or spread OSS.