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Six open technology projects funded by NLnet foundation "From VoIP/chat convergence to access to public information".
[Amsterdam, Thursday September 20th 2007]

A project to unite VoIP and chat through internet standards, an educational program to train open source ambassadors, a zero-cost reliable certification authority and creative software foundry are among the first six activities funded through NLnet foundation's new funding scheme launched in June this year. The projects were selected from twenty-three proposals submitted by individuals, companies and communities from all over the world.

NLnet foundation is an independent philantrophic organisation supporting strategic open standards and open source initiatives. "We think we have identified a number of very interesting projects that in their diversity will all contribute in bringing us further towards our goal of an open information society", states strategy director Michiel Leenaars.

Six times per year the Netherlands-based foundation has a competitive call that allows organizations, groups, individuals, universities and companies worldwide to submit proposals for financial support of their projects. At the moment, dozens of projects and organizations are supported financially. Amongst them: research laboratory NLnet Labs, the Free Software Foundation, ThinkQuest, Intelligent Interactive Distributed Systems, and the Internet Society.

More information on the six selected projects.