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Last day to submit Free Software Awards nominations!

by libby Contributions Published on Nov 15, 2012 02:04 PM
Once a year around this time, we pause to contemplate everything we are thankful for.

Here at the Free Software Foundation, we are grateful to the people who have devoted their lives to advancing free software. We're thankful for the developers working hard to bring new free software tools into the world. We're thankful for the legal eagles working to defend the GNU General Public License. We're thankful for the organizers committed to introducing free software to new audiences. That's why, each year, we give out the Award for the Advancement of Free Software to an individual who has made a great contribution to the progress and advancement of free software.

It's not just those working to advance free software who deserve our gratitude. It's also the many projects that employ free software in the service of humanity. That's why we also give out an Award for Projects of Social Benefit , which is awarded to a project or team that has used free software or free software ideas in a project that benefits society in another field, from health care to education and everything in between. You can learn more about the criteria for each award by checking out our submission guidelines.

If you're as thankful as we are for the people and projects that take free software and its ideas to new heights, take a few minutes to nominate one of them for the 15th annual Free Software Awards. The nomination window closes today, so drop whatever you're doing and write up a few sentences (40 lines or less) about the work done and why you think it is so important. Don't forget to include a link or two so we can learn more about your nominee. Put the name of the person or project in the subject of the email and send it off to

See? That wasn't so hard.

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