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I hope this will be of interest to you.If you have questions or comments,
please contact Earl Mardle at earl.mardle(a)stockholmchallenge.se or Ulla
Skid��n at ulla.skiden(a)stockholmchallenge.se.
The Stockholm Challenge Award 2006 is open for entries
CHALLENGE AWARD 2006 invites excellent ICT projects from all over the world
to compete for the prestigious Challenge trophies. The Challenge is
searching for the best initiatives that accelerate the use of information
technology for the social and economic benefit of citizens and communities.
The objective is to help local entrepreneurs, who work to close the digital
divide, by bringing in research communities, development organisations and
strong corporate initiatives.
THE AWARDS WILL BE HANDED OUT IN SIX CATEGORIES
<http://www.stockholmchallenge.se/show_facts.asp?IdNr=9>in the City Hall -
on May 11, 2006. Special focus will be on projects in countries and regions
with the greatest needs. There will also be an international Challenge
conference in Stockholm on issues related to the role of ICTs in global
*THE AWARD IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES until December 31st 2005*. The application
form <http://www.stockholmchallenge.se/omtavling_index.html>is easily
accessible on the home page.
The Stockholm Challenge is headquartered at the IT University
<http://www.it-univ.se/?lang=en>- a joint initiative by
KTH<http://www.kth.se/eng/>(The Royal Institute of Technology) and
University <http://www.su.se/english> . It is managed by a consortium that
also includes the City of Stockholm, Ericsson and Sida, the Swedish
International Development Cooperation Agency.
For more information, please contact:
Telephone: + 46 8 7904469
Cell: +46 70 678 72 82
*Rules for participation in the Stockholm Challenge Award
These are the basic rules for the participation in the Stockholm Challenge
Award. All competing projects must:
1. Include ICT
Illustrate how ICT is used to create new or better traditional services
and/or products, which are beneficial for human and social development.
2. Be implemented
All competing projects must be up and running. They should be
implemented/piloted since no less than three months. The Stockholm Challenge
Award does not accept drafted concepts and ideas only. The jury will only
evaluate and compare projects that can show measurable outcomes and impact.
3. Be linked to and/or supported by an established private or public
4. Be verifiable, i.e. able to present credible references.
5. Be free from religious, political or other personal beliefs.
*To be noted:*
*Projects that have won one of the Challenge categories in previous years
cannot enter the competition again.*
*All applications must be in English*
Innovation, creativity and the convergence of ICT with many different
disciplines are some of the qualities that are looked for in the competing
projects. The jury, a group of international senior experts, base their
evaluation on the following criteria, most of which all Challenge projects
Competing projects should illustrate new and innovative ways of using ICT to
improve the living and economical conditions especially of those with great
The addition of ICT as a tool to traditional development work can improve
and widen the scope of the project impact. Projects should show successful
convergences of different disciplines and sectors.
It is favourable for the competing projects to show that they bring
individuals, groups and local organisations into larger communities �C
national and global - such as medical, government, educational and cultural
networks, as well business environments.
It is important that the initiatives counteract inequality related to the
likes of gender, origin, age, physical and/or mental disabilities.
An important factor is sustainability. Not only economic sustainability, i.e.
how long the project will last and bring benefits to its users.
Sustainability also includes the contribution of the project to a
sustainable society and environment at large.
To enter a project in the Stockholm Challenge Award is not only to
participate in a prestigious international ICT competition - it is also a
way to join networks of some of the best ICT entrepreneurs and pioneers in
the world. Testimonials from many of the projects, which have competed in
their respective categories over the years, say that it is the inspiration,
the new ideas, contacts and partners that are the greatest rewards for a
The Stockholm Challenge represents excellent marketing through the exposure
to media, and to private and public organizations that are involved in ICT
work and implementations. It gives promotional opportunities for
entrepreneurs, universities, cities, cities and regions. The Stockholm
Challenge Final Events include a Best Practice Exhibition and a Conference.
It is a meeting place for some the world's most successful IT entrepreneurs.
Winners and finalists of the Stockholm Challenge are global role models for
cities, companies, organisations, schools and others who are involved in
adapting and spreading the use of ICT.
If any of you have a bit of time for this, please help
building that page with all the information currently
available accross all our projects, so that a common
page exist which would could make it available on the
The idea is to make something quite clear, to which we
could point out for any major reuser of our content.
Thanks in advance
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"Jean-Baptiste Soufron" wrote:
> As far as I can say, if we want to avoid any risk of
> misunderstanding, it would be much better to use CC material to
> explain CCBY2.5
The problem I notice (sorry I have not the licence at hand to cite) is that the licence says
that you should state the author in the way was given by the author.
As well as a link to the licence we need to provide the information of how to give the right credit.
> But even so, these licenses were not written for being used on such
> content as Wikinews. There will be problems of interpretation and
> application that will require some material on our own to guide
> content reusers.
If this is really the case (is it?) and problems occur then we will better
consider if changing the licence to a different type of licence is better.
> Still, that's not the case yet and we should stick to CC
> explanation material as much as we can.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Amgine <amgine(a)saewyc.net>
Subject: [Wikinews-l] Re: realizing switch to CC-BY
> SonicR wrote:
> > After the switch to Creative Commons BY 2.5 license, there was
> > are, but I think using the US-Version might be correct.
> > Stefan
> Using CC-by 2.5 does require attribution to Wikinews, or the original
> authors. It requires a link to the license or the full text of the
> license. I'm not entirely sure it must say it is licensed under CC-by
> 2.5, but it probably does.
To mee to is not clear who should be cited as a author. Nowhere on wikinews it is stated tha tis is enought to cite Wikinews as author.
I belive that a full infomration should be given in every page or a link to an explanation page should be give in every page.
MediaWiki:Copyright should be change to include al the information needed or it shoul be changed to include a link to the explanation.
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After the switch to Creative Commons BY 2.5 license, there was some
confusion at de.wikinews how to explain the new retrictions to those who
want to mirror or spread Wikinews articles. As far as I have understood
they have to give attribution to "Wikinews", provide a link to the
license and show that the original content was released unter CC-BY 2.5.
Please correct me if this is not correct.
Some suggested to create a site on meta to write more precise
intructions for those who want to spread Wikinews content. There we
could write the texts of sites like MediaWiki:Copyrightwarning and
Wikinews:Copyright or Copyright FAQ and translate it into all Wikinews
languages. With respect to license issues all nessecery informations
needs to be correct and the same in all versions, because all content is
released under the same license. The sites which will be written at meta
could serve as frame. Local communities can add more information if they
want to. If nobody is interested in a site like this, I don't start it.
I've seen that the Polish community provides a link to the polish
version of the CC-license. Most of the other versions provide a link to
the US-Version of the CC-license. I don't know how big the differences
are, but I think using the US-Version might be correct.