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Announcing the NetDIVE Java contest - $20,000 in awards  RSS feed

Vincent Zimmermann
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Sponsored by NetDIVE Inc., the CMC (Communication, Messaging & Community Building) International Java contest is for software developers in the international business and academic communities.
The goal of this contest is to promote the creation and availability of the most innovative and original software components (written 100% in Java) for plug-in into the client side of NetDIVE software systems. All NetDIVE software systems are based on client/server, peer-to-peer and distributed architecture written in Java.
The Winners of the NetDIVE CMC International Java contest will be selected by NetDIVE judges and will be awarded a total of $20,000.00 (US). The Winners will be announced at a special party during the JavaOne Show in San Francisco (Moscone Center) - June 4 through 8/2001.
Individuals and teams of software programmers may submit their Java component for consideration. Although you may submit an entry which is for any area of Internet communication, messaging & community building extra credit will be given for entries that are for the following industry specific categories: Distant learning, Finance, Banking, Health care, Games, Engineering (mechanical, civil, electrical, etc.) or Travel.
Register now: http://www.netdive.com/index-jc.htm
About NetDIVE: NetDIVE with head quarters in San Francisco CA is the leading developer of software systems for enabling Internet communication, messaging & community building.
Gaudenz Alder
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Press Release - San Francisco CA, USA Jul/14/2001
NetDIVE (http://www.netdive.com/) surprised developers this week by
stating that no prizes will be awarded in their 20000 USD contest,
after having announced and notified the winner the day before.
One month after the official notification date, Netdive broke its
silence about the result of their CMC International Java Contest.
The winners should have been announced on June 6th at Java One.
"I hope submissions were no serious work with commercial potential",
says one developer, pointing out that the contest rules stated "that
Netdive would hold ownership of all entries to quite some extent".
"The lack of reply from NetDive was, for me, enough to notice the
lack of seriousness of the contest" he says, and is lucky that he did
not to submit his work. Other developers have tried over a month to
get information about their submission without success.
Only after developers announced they would tell the press, Netdive
stated that "one entry will be awarded the 3rd place prize". However,
the next day the company took their prize back and said they "have
found it necessary to terminate the entire contest".
Now developers world-wide feel that "Netdives misbehaviour is a
provocation and their explanations are arrogant and insulting" and
hope the Internet community will spread this message around the
globe to "prevent further waste of time for Netdive and the like".
Netdive, who claims to be a market leading developer changed the
contest website (http://www.netdive.com/contest/) several times
behind the scenes. Copies of the different versions are available.
G. Alder (Switzerland)
H. Hamam (Canada)
M. Kollegov (Russia)
C. Liu (USA)
V. Marcinko (Croatia)
J. C. de Oliveira (Canada)
N. Stepan (Croatia)
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