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2001 Free Software Award Nominations

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: 2001 Free Software Award Nominations
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2001 01:47:16 -0600 (MDT)

[Please redistribute widely where appropriate]

The GNU project is asking for nominations for the 2001 Free Software
Award.  We want to give this award to a person who has made a great
contribution to the progress and development of free software (free as in
freedom; see for the
definition), through activities that accord with the spirit of free

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  Work done commercially is
eligible, but we want to give awards to individuals, not companies.

People such as Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds, Larry Wall, Miguel de
Icaza, Donald Knuth, and Brian Paul, who have already received this or
other awards for their contributions, are not eligible for the Free
Software Award.  This award is designed for people who have not yet been
recognized widely for their contribution.

Please send your nominations to <address@hidden>, on or before
15 August 2001.  Please put the name of the person you are nominating in
the message subject.  Please include an explanation of the work the person
has done and why you think it is especially important.  The text should be
no more than 40 lines long.  Finally, please state where to find the
software or other materials contributed by the nominee.

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