Fwd: Freenet applying for Access Tech Innovation Prize?
2012-08-21 20:21:47 GMT
This looks like an ideal opportunity for us, but I'm crazy busy over the next week or so and am unlikely to be able to apply. Would anyone like to volunteer to take this on? I can provide them with any necessary information.
From: Michael Carbone <--->
Date: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 3:18 PM
Subject: Freenet applying for Access Tech Innovation Prize?
We would love to receive an application from the Freenet team, or if you have any other current or potential future projects that fit within the topics. Of the five categories, I think the Blackout Resilience and Golden Jellybean categories are the most applicable to Freenet, but in any case they are:
Blackout Resilience: $20,000 will go to the best actionable idea to help build an open-sourced, blackout resilient technology for use by activists and human rights workers in conditions where there is a need for alternate communications infrastructure to the one put in place and/or controlled by the authorities. For example, where there has been a communication network shutdown.Making Crypto Easy: $20,000 will go to the best actionable idea to properly integrate encryption into an existing product/system, educate users as to how to use encryption and/or build a community who use encryption by default.The Bounty: A $20,000 bounty will be granted for the best patch for a disclosed or as yet undisclosed vulnerability in a program/platform or software used by human rights defenders and activists.Golden Jellybean: This is an unthemed category. $20,000 will go to the best actionable idea of how communication technologies can be used to promote and enable human rights. This could include funding a researcher for $20,000; the development of a training guide for activists; a new censorship circumvention program; or an initiative to detect surveillance equipment on the network.Access Facebook Award: $20,000 will go to the best actionable idea of how to use the Facebook platform to deliver a human rights, human development or social good outcome. We're looking for initiatives across the spectrum - from enhancing freedom of speech and expression to improving the economic well-being of a disadvantaged group.
As a reminder, applications will be evaluated based on the impact, likelihood, innovation, and sustainability of the project or idea. For more information about the awards, the criteria, or the submission process, please visit the prize website: https://www.accessnow.org/prize.
All the best,
Access is a global movement premised on the belief that political participation and the realization of human rights in the 21st century is increasingly dependent on access to the internet and other forms of technology. Visit us at accessnow.org.
Founder, The Freenet Project
Email: ian <at> freenetproject.org
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