Today, we are sharing some exciting news, coming just a few weeks after Frank won the prestigious European Software Freedom award in Austria. Nominated for the European Award of the Acteurs du Libre contest, Nextcloud wins this year’s prize! We are thankful to our community, our talented team, and the great visionaries behind the project for achieving this important win.
The Acteurs du Libre contest
Part of the Open Source Experience event, the Acteurs du Libre contest awards Free Software companies, entrepreneurs, projects and associations that make notable contributions to open source and free software.
Each year, six awards are given to the nominees, each highlighting to the contribution in a particular area of FOSS development, management or implementation: the Committed Public Service Award, the European Award in collaboration with APELL, the Business Development Award, the Best Open Source Strategy Award, the Open and Edthical Digital Award, and the Jury’s Special Award.
Nextcloud and the European Prize
This year’s ceremony welcomed Nextcloud founder Frank Karlitschek on stage to receive the European Award given in collaboration with APELL. This prize aims to reward open source organizations headquartered in Europe, but outside of France, that has successfully led the commercial development of an open source project. The evaluation of the proposals and the award ceremony is organized in collaboration with APELL (European Free Software Professional Association).
This is truly a remarkable milestone for our hardworking team and the community surrounding Nextcloud and engaging in our project.
About Open Source Experience
Open Source Experience is an event bringing together over 6,000 professionals in the open source indistry for two days of exhibiting and presenting. The agenda encompasses discussions over open source technologies, solutions, and challenges within Europe and France in particular. Over 160 topics presented at the event include AI, IoT, Cloud, Responsible Digital, Devops, platforms, cybersecurity, language, strategy, work environment, artificial intelligence The event is supported by Systematic Paris Région.
This year’s edition is taking place at Palais des Congrès – Porte Maillot in Paris, on December 6 and 7. Nextcloud is participating in the event with a company booth. On stage, Nextcloud founder Frank Karlitschek is presenting a talk about what the AI revolution means for Open Source, Open Tech and Open Societies.
Welcome the first sponsor of Nextcloud Enterprise Day 2024 — OVHcloud. A pioneer of the European cloud service industry, OVHcloud is committed to open source standards and provides the means to reach true digital sovereignty for businesses and public sector globally.
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