$5 million grants in digital, open-source innovation

8th of October 2008 by admin

My good friend, Susan Mernit, co-founder Peoples Software and ex-Yahoo Director/VP Netscape/AOL, sent a note in relation to the Knight News Challenge.


Its a US-based foundation giving away $5 million a year for grants in digital, open-source innovation

Some notes

The last day to submit applications for funding is November 1st.
Site is at www.newschallenge.org, with a peer mentoring site at garage.newschallenge.org.

Applications for the 2008-09 Knight News Challenge must follow three simple rules:
1. Use or create digital, open-source technology as the code base.
2. Serve the public interest.
3. Benefit one or more specific geographic communities

Surely we have some Irish startups which should apply…

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2 Responses to “$5 million grants in digital, open-source innovation”

Drupal, the open source CMS, has been involved with this for a while now.
but I haven’t seen any Irish proposal pop up yet.


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