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Sun Microsystems Announces Code For Freedom 2008

Sun Code For Freedom 2008 Code For Freedom 2008

Organised By: Sun Microsystems

Key Dates:
Deadline for Submission of Project Proposal: December 31, 2008
Contest Ends: April 30, 2009
Winners Announced: June 14, 2009

For Whom:
Any resident student (foreign or Indian) of an accredited Indian Educational institution.

The free and open source movement is emerging as the new world order in the technology sector across the world. Today, free and open source products such as Apache Web Server, OpenOffice.org and GNU/Linux have dwarfed several proprietary software products.

Sun Microsystems has announced the Second Edition of Code For Freedom 2008 Contest where students across India will contribute to the technologies that are empowering the Participation Age. One can gain industry experience while at college by participating in this contest.

Code For Freedom is an open source code contest conducted by Sun Microsystems targeting the student community. Through this contest, they intend to involve the large student community to join the open source movement by contributing to the various open source initiatives that Sun espouses.

The various Sun Technologies one can work on are: GlassFish, GridEngine, JavaDB, java.net, Mobile & Embedded, MySQL, NetBeans, OpenDS, Open ESB, OpenJDK, OpenCDS, Open HA, Cluster, OpenOffice.org, OpenSPARC, OpenSSO, OpenSolaris, PostgreSQL, VirtualBox.

For more details on the Technologies visit here.

One can view the prize details here.

For more details contact: codeforfreedom@sun.com

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