Pressemitteilung

Fedora-Stipendium fördert Innovation bei Open Source

Mit dem Hochschulstipendium werden Oberstufenschüler ausgezeichnet, die herausragende Beiträge zu Fedora und anderen Open-Source-Projekten geliefert haben.

Fedora, ein von Red Hat gefördertes und von der Community unterstütztes Open-Source-Projekt, gab heute den Startschuss für die Bewerbung um das Fedora-Stipendium 2011. Teilnahmeberechtigt sind weltweit Oberstufenschüler oder Abiturienten, die im Herbst 2011 an einer Hochschule (College, FH oder Universität) studieren wollen. Das Fedora-Projekt wird damit bereits zum vierten Mal ein Stipendium an Studenten vergeben, die sich in ihrer Schulzeit durch Beiträge zu Fedora ausgezeichnet haben.

"Das Stipendium belohnt innovative Schüler. Wir wollen damit Jugendliche animieren, Software nach dem Open-Source-Prinzip zu entwickeln und diese in das Fedora-Projekt und andere Open-Source-Projekte einzubringen", sagt Jared Smith, Fedora-Projektleiter bei Red Hat. "Die bisherigen Stipendiaten sind weiterhin sehr aktiv in der Community tätig und arbeiten zielstrebig an ihren Studienabschlüssen. Open Source ist die optimale Art, neue Technologie zu entwickeln. Die beste Idee gewinnt. Wir freuen uns schon auf die Beiträge der nächsten Schüler- und Studentengeneration."

Das Fedora-Stipendium belegt das klare Bekenntnis von Red Hat und dem Fedora-Projekt, junge Talente auf dem Gebiet der Open-Source-Software zu fördern. Wichtige Auswahlkriterien für das Stipendium sind die Qualität der Beiträge zu Fedora und anderen Open-Source-Projekten, die Dauer, seit der der Bewerber schon zu Fedora beiträgt, sowie die Aufmachung der Bewerbungsunterlagen. Das Stipendium beläuft sich auf 2.000 US-Dollar pro Jahr über eine Laufzeit von vier Jahren, die sich an der Hochschulzeit eines amerikanischen College-Studenten orientiert. Dazu kommen Fahrtkosten, um in den vier Stipendiatsjahren die jeweils nächstgelegene Fedora User and Developer Conference (FUDCon) besuchen zu können.

Die Bewerbungsfrist läuft bis zum 25. Februar 2011. Einzelheiten zur Bewerbung gibt es unter http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Scholarship.

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Red Hat, der weltweit führende Anbieter von Open-Source-Lösungen und im Aktienindex S&P 500 gelistet, hat seinen Hauptsitz in Raleigh, North Carolina, und verfügt rund um den Globus über 65 Niederlassungen. CIOs haben Red Hat in der Studie des CIO Insight Magazine sieben Jahre in Folge zu dem Anbieter von Unternehmens-Software gewählt, der ihnen den größten Nutzen liefert. Red Hat bietet hochwertige, kostengünstige Technologien an. Dazu zählen die Betriebssystemplattform Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Virtualisierung, Anwendungen und Managementapplikationen sowie Lösungen zum Aufbau einer Service-orientierten Architektur (SOA), inklusive Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization und der JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Darüber hinaus bietet Red Hat seinen Kunden Support, Schulungen und Beratungsdienstleistungen. Weitere Informationen: http://www.redhat.de.


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