[Intevation News] Intevation Award 2005 for KDE project Kalzium

Frank Koormann frank.koormann at intevation.de
Mon Feb 13 14:42:05 CET 2006

The "Intevation Award for Achievement in Free Software" at the
University of Osnabrück has been awarded to Carsten Niehaus for
developing the KDE application Kalzium [1].

Kalzium is an application displaying information about the periodic
system of the elements. These well organised information go beyond what
most have still in mind from their school days. Hence Kalzium is
nowadays part of KDE-Edu and numerous projects to promote Free Software
in schools - but Kalzium also has its users in science: As feedbacks
show it is installed as reference in various laboratories.

"Alongside the large applications these specialised components - like
Kalzium - are building the social benefit of free software", said
managing director Frank Koormann in his laudatio last Friday.

The Intevation-Award for Free Software is one of 25 awards [2, in
German] given out each year at the University of Osnabrück for excellent
student work. The monetary part of the award is 750 Euro.  The price was
given out for the fifth time in its history.

[1] http://edu.kde.org/kalzium/
[2] http://www2.uni-osnabrueck.de/career_service/foerderpreise/update/stifter_liste.cfm

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