[Fsf-friends] Fwd: Participate in ODF Olympiad for schools

Anivar Aravind anivar at movingrepublic.org
Fri Sep 19 15:17:58 IST 2008

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From: Jaijit Bhattacharya <Jaijit.Bhattacharya at sun.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 2:57 PM

Dear All,

ODF Olympiad 2008 is open for submissions from Sep 20, 2008 (Software
Freedom Day). Your children and their schools can win many prizes and
also contribute to reducing the digital divide. For more information,
visit www.odfolympiad.org.

Please forward this mail to all relevant people and organizations.

Thanks and regards

Jaijit Bhattacharya, PhD
Director, Government Strategy
India and Asia South
Sun Microsystems India Pvt. Ltd.
The Capital Court, Olof Palme Marg,
5th Floor, R Wing, Munirka
New Delhi - 110 067
Direct:    (91)  11 4219 1089
Board Number: (91) 11 4219 1100
Fax:     (91) 11 2616 0928
Email: jaijit.bhattacharya at sun.com

Open Document Format is an important standard for ensuring computer
literacy and is fundamental to enabling computer education globally.
ODF is easy to learn and anyone who has used any presentation software
can immediately start using ODF software such as OpenOffice.org,
StarOffice, IBM Symphony etc.

We, along with IIT Delhi, Knowledge Commons, IOTA (Government of West
Bengal), MAMPU (Government of Malaysia), JNU,  IIM Ahmedabad and other
organizations are conducting the ODF Olympiad 2008.

ODF Olympiad tests the proficiency of school students in their usage
of basic computers. The students are required to submit presentations
using ISO complaint ODF format on specific topics  which will be
evaluated by an eminent jury based on specific parameters. Participate
in the ODF Olympiad' 2008- an open standard inter-city contest to win

Participation Certificate for All
Attractive prizes for 3 winners in each category
Silver Plaque for school of  the winner in each Category
Prestigious ODF Olympiad Trophy for the winning School
Software Freedom Trophy for inter-country winning School

ODF Olympiad is open to students from all countries. Submissions for
ODF Olympiad will be open from September 20th which is the Software
Freedom Day.

I would request you to encourage  your children and their schools to
participate in ODF Olympiad 2008

For details & submissions log on to: www.odfolympiad.org

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