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GNU is Not Unix

GNU's Free Software Awards

jake meister wrote in to tell everyone that the GNU Project is seeking nominations for their first Free Software Award. Click the link below to read the details.
"The GNU project is asking for nominations for the first Free Software Award. We want to give this award on Oct 9 to a person who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software (free as in freedom; see link for the definition), through activities that accord with the spirit of free software.

Any kind of activity could be eligible--writing software, writing documentation, publishing CDs, even journalism--but whatever the activity, we want to recognize long-term central contributions to the development of the world of free software. "Accord with the spirit" means, for example, that software, manuals or collections of them (on tape or CD) must be entirely free. (Once again, that's free as in freedom; see link Work done commercially is eligible, but we want to give awards to individuals, not companies.

People such as Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds, who have already received other awards for their contributions, are not eligible for the Free Software Award.

Please send your nominations to, on or before August 9. In addition to the name of the person you want to nominate, please include an explanation of the work the person has done and why you think it is especially important.

The awards committee will consider nominations and decide who will receive the award. The committee's decision will be final. The committee's members are Peter Salus (Chairman), Scott Christley, Rich Morin, Adam Richter, Richard Stallman, and Vernor Vinge."

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