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Call for Nominations for the 2004 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Call for Nominations for the 2004 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 18:34:20 -0400

[Please redistribute widely where appropriate]

The GNU project is asking for nominations for the 2003 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 Miguel de Icaza, Donald Knuth, Larry Lessig, Brian Paul,
Guido van Rossum, Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds, and Larry Wall who
have already received this or other awards for their contributions, are
not eligible for the Award for the Advancement of Free Software.

Please send your nominations to address@hidden
on or before Friday 31 October 2003.  Please submit nominations in the
following format:

* Put the name of the person you are nominating in the email
message subject line.

* Please include, in the body of your message, an explanation
(40 lines or less) of the work the person has done and why you
think it is especially important to software freedom.

Please state, in the body of your message, where to find
the materials (e.g., software, manuals, or writing) which your
nomination is based on.

Information about the previous awards can be found in


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