[FSFE PR][EN] TuxMobil GNU/Linux Award 2005 granted

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Tue Aug 30 18:17:35 CEST 2005

The TuxMobil GNU/Linux Award 2005 has been granted to OpenEmbedded, 
OpenZaurus, PI-Sync, KWlanInfo and BlueZ. The winner have  featured by 
outstanding performances regarding

- the merger of three GNU/Linux distributions for PDAs - Open Embedded 
contains OpenZaurus, OpenSimpad and Familiar [1],  
- the unique support of the SHARP Zaurus machine with a consistent GNU/Linux 
distribution by OpenZaurus [2],
- the seamless co-operation of desktops and the SHARP Zaurus PDAs for the 
personal information management (PIM) [3]
- a mobile kicker applet that uses WLAN features for co-operation with others 
(KWlanInfo) [4].
- the implementation of Bluetooth in GNU/Linux [5].

In recognition of their efforts in users freedom, the projects receive PDAs, 
TriBand GSM/GPRS CF Cards, USB adapters or a Bluetooth scanner. The TuxMobil 
GNU/Linux Award has been advertised the first time and will be granted yearly 
in future.

[1] http://www.openembedded.org/
[2] http://www.openzaurus.org/
[3] http://www.pi-sync.net/
[4] http://www.ph-home.de/opensource/kde3/kwlaninfo/
[5] http://www.bluez.org/

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