The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is sponsoring a challenge
for "researchers and software developers to engage in research and create apps that help consumers foster, measure, and protect Internet openness
". Entries must consist of open source applications or research papers and will be judged on a variety of different criteria. Entries are due between February 1 and June 1 and winners will have their applications/research promoted by the FCC along with their expenses paid for a reception in Washington, DC. "The Open Internet Challenge seeks to encourage the development of new, more effective applications that provide users with information about the extent to which their fixed or mobile broadband Internet services are consistent with open Internet principles. These software tools could, for example, detect whether a broadband provider is interfering with DNS responses, application packet headers, or content.
" (Thanks to Charles E. Bermingham.)
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