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  U.S. Only? We Want to Change That
Subject:   How about a prize opt out for non US residents?
Date:   2003-03-18 00:33:06
From:   kapper
If the legal issues are mainly centered around the prize given to the winners, wouldn't it be possible to let non US residents choose to compete just for the recognition, and not the prize?
I'm sure that there are others beside myself, who are more interested in the possibility to get our software shown to the world, and being recognized for innovation rather than the actual prize...
Anyways, nice to see that you are taking non US residents serious, even if it may not result in any change in the rules for the competition.
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  • Derrick Story photo How about a prize opt out for non US residents?
    2003-03-18 07:14:04  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Thanks for this suggestion. (BTW: ideas are welcome on this issue.) My first choice, and the one I'm pushing for is to award full prizes regardless of where you live.

    One thing that I found out yesterday is that there are a few resident limitations (not too bad) on the Apple hardware credits associated with the prizes. But I think even then there might be workarounds.

    Either way, I'll keep you posted as I find out more.