Indic Developer Challenge

Microsoft Indic Developer Challenge

So Microsoft is conducting a contest for the students to develop applications in Indian languages.

Some of the categories for the contest are:

– Most innovative Indic Enabled Web application
– Best Application Documentation or Tutorial for the Submitted Application
– Best Indic Enabled Software Application
– Most Innovative Office application

Well… Why can’t the FOSS community promote such a contest? Any one who wants to take on this? I will be glad to participate if any group wants to conduct such an event. The courses are already based on M$ products and solutions. Now with this contest – students are going to bury themselves deeper into products.

I know that M$ has special licenses for educational institutions and an academic license is not as costly as the commercial ones. But even then… we will be better of if we promote opensource software – starting with the school students.