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Award for the Advancement of Free Software

by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on May 19, 2011 12:48 PM
The FSF gives an award for the advancement of Free Software every year at the LibrePlanet conference.

The Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software is presented annually by FSF president Richard Stallman to an individual who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of free software.

Individuals who describe their projects as "open" instead of "free" are eligible nonetheless, provided the software is in fact free/libre.

In 2014, the award was given to Matthew Garrett, for his work to keep "Secure Boot" free software compatible.

Previous winners include Dr. Fernando Perez, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Rob Savoye, John Gilmore, Wietse Venema, Harald Welte, Ted Ts'o, Andrew Tridgell, Theo de Raadt, Alan Cox, Larry Lessig, Guido van Rossum, Brian Paul, Miguel de Icaza and Larry Wall.

For awards prior to 2004, historical award information is also available.

Title Effective Date
Blog Entry Nominate your heroes for the Free Software Awards Nov 05, 2014 12:34 PM
News Item The Free Software Foundation opens nominations for the 17th annual Free Software Awards Oct 17, 2014 01:05 PM
News Item D source code Matthew Garrett, GNOME Foundation's Outreach Program for Women are Free Software Award winners Mar 22, 2014 07:10 PM
Blog Entry text/texmacs Who takes free software to new heights? Oct 03, 2013 07:15 PM
News Item D source code 2012 Free Software Award winners announced Mar 23, 2013 06:35 PM
Blog Entry Last day to submit Free Software Awards nominations! Nov 15, 2012 02:05 PM
Blog Entry Nominate your free software heroes Oct 18, 2012 05:20 PM
News Item The Free Software Foundation opens nominations for the 15th Annual Free Software Awards Oct 15, 2012 01:10 PM
News Item D source code 2011 Free Software Awards announced Mar 26, 2012 02:10 PM
News Item D source code 2010 Free Software Awards announced Mar 22, 2011 06:30 PM
News Item 2009 Free Software Awards Announced Mar 20, 2010 05:30 PM
News Item Wietse Venema and Creative Commons announced as winners of the 2008 annual free software awards Mar 24, 2009 04:20 PM
News Item Harald Welte and Groklaw announced as winners of the FSF's 2007 annual free software awards Mar 19, 2008 02:15 PM
News Item Ted Ts'o wins the 2006 Award for the Advancement of Free Software Mar 26, 2007 01:30 PM
News Item 2005 Free Software Award Winner Announced Jan 25, 2006 02:15 PM
News Item HTML Theo de Raadt presented with the 2004 Free Software Award Feb 26, 2005 01:50 PM
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