NEW YORK, March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation today announced the second annual Mellon Awards for Technology
Collaboration (MATC). The Mellon Awards, in values of $50,000 and $100,000,
honor not-for-profit organizations for leadership in the collaborative
development of open source software tools with particular application to
higher education and not-for-profit activities. More information on the
awards, including a listing of last year's winners and the 2007 online
nomination form, is available at http://matc.mellon.org.
The awards will be presented at the Fall Task Force meeting of the
Coalition for Networked Information in Washington, DC on 13 December 2007,
by Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium and
the inventor of the World Wide Web. The recipients will be selected by the
MATC Award Committee, which includes Berners-Lee, Mitchell Baker (CEO,
Mozilla Corporation), John Seely Brown (former Chief Scientist, Xerox
Corp.), Vinton G. Cerf (Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist,
Google, Inc.), John Gage (Chief Researcher and Director of the Science
Office, Sun Microsystems, Inc.), and Tim O'Reilly (Founder and CEO,
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is a philanthropic organization with
offices in New York City and Princeton, NJ. The MATC awards are a project
of the Foundation's Program in Research in Information Technology (RIT).
More information about the MATC awards, including the full content of this
release, is available at http://matc.mellon.org.
SOURCE The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation