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Mozilla Launches $300,000 Gigabit Community Fund 36

Posted by Soulskill
from the give-me-gigabit-or-give-me...-well,-at-least-dsl dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla has officially launched the Gigabit Community Fund, an organization that seeks to 'advance the development, experimentation and implementation of learning and workforce opportunities enhanced by new, super powerful Internet technologies.' The intent is to provide funding around cities like Kansas City and Chattanooga (and more, as fiber networks spread) for people to build open source applications that take advantage of super-fast fiber connections. 'The new $300,000 fund aims to bring discoveries out of the lab and into the field to help move prototypes to Minimum Viable Pilots and get tools in the hands of users. In each city, two, 12-week pilot periods will run, with up to 10 projects receiving awards between $5,000 and $30,000.'"
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Mozilla Launches $300,000 Gigabit Community Fund

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 07, 2014 @07:02PM (#46190943)

    site operators need to understand that the people who come to slashdot don't want or need a "redesign", not sure why you feel compelled to execute one.

    if you're looking for 'hipper' visitors, it's just not going to happen.. there are dozens of other sites out there for these purposes.

  • by hack slash (1064002) on Friday February 07, 2014 @07:25PM (#46191093)
    I have noticed today that the article count is somewhat high for slashdot, usually only a few appear which gives people more time to get stuck into the discussions.

    Even if the beta wasn't on the horizon, increasing the article count would probably dilute the content.

    Dice don't appear to understand that articles != slashdot content. Why else would they force an abomination of a comment system on the slashdot users.

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