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Last call for Free Software Awards nominations: Submit by 11/6

by Greg Farough Contributions Published on Oct 31, 2019 02:30 PM

The nomination period for the Free Software Foundation (FSF)'s annual Free Software Awards is drawing to a close on November 6th. If you haven't done so already, now's your last chance to honor the outstanding individuals and projects that have either furthered or made significant use of free software in their work toward a free society. This year, we're also recognizing newcomers in a special award category called the Award for Outstanding New Free Software Contributor. We look forward to the award ceremony at this year's LibrePlanet in March in the Boston area.

We value the community's input to identify the movement's most significant new contributors and projects. We rely on award nominations from free software users and activists around the world to help bring those deserving activists to the spotlight. It's been a joy for us to see the nominations that have already come in, and to learn about so many different people and projects in the free software movement. As with the movement itself, every voice matters, and our committee judges every submission we receive very carefully.

Besides the Award for Outstanding New Free Software Contributor, we're also encouraging the community to nominate the individuals that inspire them for the Award for the Advancement of Free Software. If you know a group that makes special use of free software in their campaigning for the good of society, please consider nominating them for the Award for Projects of Social Benefit.

The deadline to submit your nominations is Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, at 14:59 UTC.

We hold the Free Software Awards as a way to invigorate all those in the free software movement. As free software users, developers, authors of documentation, and community organizers, we all depend on each other to achieve our vision of a world in which all computer users can do all of their work in complete freedom. Let's take a moment to show the people in our community who inspire us that we care, and nominate them today.

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