Results of first contest “The best free project of Russia

December 17, St. Petersburg. Summed up Russia’s first competition of free D ‘Best free project of Russia, conducted by Linux Format magazine with the support of sponsors - Intel, PingWin Software, GNU / LinuxCenter, Wimaxstore and official support of Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications.

At the contest received more than 100 free projects developed by programmers from Russia and CIS countries. Winners were declared:

In the group of individual projects:

* 1 st place - a file archiver with high compression 7-zip, prize of 100 thousand rubles.
* 2 nd place - reverse-inzhinirovanny madwimax Linux driver for the devices access to networks mobile WiMAX (802.16e), performed on the basis of the chip Samsung CMC-730, a prize of 80 thousand rubles.
* 3 place - HTTP-Server, HTTP-proxy, mail proxy server nginx, prize of 70 thousand rubles.

Among the group of projects:

* 1 st place - a system OCR Russia’s companies Cognitive Technologies - CuneiForm, prize of 100 thousand rubles.
* 2 nd place - vector graphics editor Sk1, oriented to the professional use in the printing industry and supports proprietary formats, the prize of 80 thousand rubles.
* 3 rd place - a console file manager Midnight Commander, prize of 70 thousand rubles.

Thanks to the sponsors of the prize fund was increased to 600 thousand rubles, which is allowed to award a special prize of the “Editor’s Choice Linux Format” two more projects: Kalpa.Cloud - Technologies and develop network applications with advanced graphical user interface (tandem C + + library - the developer of an application server and the universal thin client), the prize of 50 thousand rubles.

Electronic Deanery (Free Dean’s Office) - module for distance learning environment Moodle, which adds the ability to manage the process of learning, typical of Russian schools, colleges and universities, the prize of 50 thousand rubles.
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