Call for Nominations for the 2004 FSF Award for the Advancement
of Free Software
FSF and the GNU project request nominations for the 2004 FSF Award for
the Advancement of Free Software. 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 as defined in the Free Software
Definition <http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html>), through
activities that accord with the spirit of software freedom.
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 software freedom. "Accord with the spirit"
means, for example, that software, manuals or collections of them
(online or on CD) must be entirely Free. Work done commercially is
eligible, but we give this award to individuals, not to companies,
organizations, or teams.
People such as Alan Cox, 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. Among those who are eligible, the award committee will
try to choose whoever has made the greatest contribution.
Please send your nominations to <award-nominations@xxxxxxx>
<mailto:award-nominations@xxxxxxx>, on or before Sunday 31 October 2004.
Please submit nominations in the following format:
* Put the name of the person you are nominating in the email message
* 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 online