The Free Software Foundation has opened their calls for nominations for this year’s Free Software Awards.
There are two categories for the awards: Award for the Advancement of Free Software, presented to an individual who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software; and Award for Projects of Social Benefit, presented to the project or team responsible for applying free software, or the ideas of the free software movement, in a project that intentionally and significantly benefits society in other aspects of life.
Previous winners have included: Ted Ts’o, Andrew Tridgell, Theo de Raadt, Alan Cox, Larry Lessig, Guido van Rossum, Tor, the Internet Archive, Creative Commons, Groklaw, and Wikipedia.
If you would like to nominate a candidate, read the rules for eligibility first and then submit your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember you will have to explain why you think the project you have chosen deserves the award and links to the potential nominees work.
In the photo: Richard Stallman presents the Free Software Award for Projects of Social Benefit to members of Creative Commons.
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