in Free Software development or other research about the topic
in the university setting was given out for the first time.
The ceremony took place in the historical building of the
University of OsnabrÃ¼ck. The award went to Elmar Ludwig and
Andreas Beyer for their work on GToolKit and StatistX.
"We hope to set a good example with this," explains Jan-Oliver Wagner,
Managing Director of Intevation GmbH, the company which contributed
the award. "There are countless activities within universities in
Germany regarding Free Software. The work done and the often exceptional
engagement has to be honored appropriately."
The Intevation-Award for Free Software is one of 25 awards
given out each year at the University of OsnabrÃ¼ck
for excellent student work. The monetary part of the award is 750 Euro.
Information about the Awards at the University of OsnabrÃ¼ck in German:
Elmar Ludwig is autor of serveral Free Software applications,
which he has maintained for years. GToolKit is an Objective-C binding for
the well-known Gimp Tool Kit (GTK+).
Andreas Beyer developed "StatistX" while working on his doctoral
degree in Environmental Systems Research. StatistX is a graphical user
interface to a command line statistics programm and uses GToolKit.
Intevation GmbH, located in OsnabrÃ¼ck, Germany is a high level
Free Software consulting company. It empowers its clients
to utilise the advantages of free software culture and usable IT-solutions
offering management and strategic consulting throughout Europe.
Additional business units are Geographic Information Systems
and usability design.