NEW YORK, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation today announced the third annual Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration (MATC). The Mellon Awards 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. The 2008 MATC awards are now accepting nominations at http://matc.mellon.org. Nominations will close at 5:00pm Eastern time on Monday, 14 April 2008. More information on the awards, including a listing of previous winners, is available at http://matc.mellon.org. The 2008 recipients will be selected by the MATC Award Committee, which includes Sir Timothy Berners-Lee (Director, World Wide Web Consortium), 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, O'Reilly Media). 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.
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