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Award for Outstanding New Free Software Contributor

by Greg Farough Contributions Published on Sep 24, 2019 04:34 PM
The FSF gives an award to an exceptional newcomer to the free software community every year at the LibrePlanet conference.

The Award for Outstanding New Free Software Contributor will be presented annually to an individual newcomer to the community who has demonstrated an outstanding dedication to software freedom. The 2019 winner of the award will be announced at LibrePlanet 2020.

The award recipient must have made their first significant free software-related contributions in 2019, and must continue to be an active member of the community who inspires others through their example.

Their contributions may have included things like: empowering the community by organizing local meetups, software development, becoming involved in the strategic or logistical planning of a project, working on documentation, or helping to make improvements in the environment to attract and keep contributors.

Nominations for this year's award are now closed.

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

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