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The GNU project is asking for nominations for the Second Annual Free
Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software.
We want to give this award to a person who has made a great
contribution to the progress and development of free software (free as
in freedom; see http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html for the
definition), through activities that accord with the spirit of free
Any kind of activity could be eligible--writing software, writing
documentation, publishing CDs, even journalism--but whatever the
activity, we want to recognize long-term central contributions to the
development of the world of free software. "Accord with the spirit"
means, for example, that software, manuals or collections of them (on
tape or CD) must be entirely free. (Once again, that's free as in
freedom; see http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html.) Work done
commercially is eligible, but we want to give awards to individuals,
People such as Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds and Larry Wall, who
have already received this or other awards for their contributions,
are not eligible for the Free Software Award.
before October 8, 1999. Please put the name of the person you are
nominating in the message subject.
Please include an explanation of the work the person has done and why
you think it is especially important--but no more than 40 lines long.
Also please state where to find the software which your nomination is