On 10/2/06, Brian Foster <blf at blf.utvinternet.ie> wrote:
> I certain some people on this list
> have some good suggestions ....
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> 2006 Free Software Award for Projects of Social Benefit
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 09:56:00 +0100
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>> Subject: [GNU/FSF Press] Call for nominations for the 2006 Free Software Award for Projects of Social Benefit
> Date: Thursday 21 September 2006 16:28
> From: Peter Brown <peterb at fsf.org>
> To: info-press at gnu.org>> Nominations are requested by October 31 2006.
>> BOSTON, September 21, 2006 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF)
> announces a request for nominations for the 2006 Free Software Award for
> Projects of Social Benefit.
>> This award is presented to the project or team responsible for applying
> free software, or the ideas of the free software movement, in a project
> that intentionally and significantly benefits society in other aspects
> of life. We look to recognize projects or teams that encourage
> collaboration to accomplish social tasks. A long-term commitment to
> one's project (or the potential for a long-term commitment) is crucial
> to this end.
>> Last years winner Wikipedia was recognized for creating a free, online,
> collaborative, encyclopedia utilizing free software and free document
> licensing. As a collaborative project it has achieved enormous success
> and given free access to knowledge, which is fundamentally important to
> the advancement and freedom of any society.
>>> The Free Software Award for Projects of Social Benefit stresses the use
> of free software in the service of humanity. We have deliberately chosen
> this broad criterion so that many different areas of activity can be
> considered. However, one area that is not included is that of free
> software development itself. Projects with a primary goal of promoting
> or advancing free software are not eligible for this award (we honor
> those projects with our annual Award for the Advancement of Free
>> To qualify, a project must use free software, produce free
> documentation, or use the idea of free software as defined in the Free
> Software Definition. Work done commercially is eligible, but we will
> give this award to the project or team that best utilizes resources for
> society's greater benefit.
>> Please send your nominations to <award-nominations at gnu.org>, on or
> before 31 October 2006. Please submit nominations in the following
>> - Put the name of the project or team you are nominating in the email
> message subject line.
>> - Please include, in the body of your message, an explanation (40 lines
> or less) of the project, how it uses free software or free software
> ideas, and why you think it is especially important to society.
>> - Please state, in the body of your message, where to find the
> materials (e.g., software, manuals, or writing) which your nomination
> is based on.
>>> The 2005 award committee was composed of: Peter H. Salus (chair),
> Richard Stallman, Alan Cox, Lawrence Lessig, Guido van Rossum, Frederic
> Couchet, Jonas Oberg, Hong Feng, Bruce Perens, Raju Mathur, Suresh
> Ramasubramanian, Enrique A. Chaparro, and Ian Murdock.
>> Members of the 2006 award committee will shortly be announced.
>>> About The Free Software Foundation
> The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting
> computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute
> computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as
> in freedom) software — particularly the GNU operating system and its
> GNU/Linux variants — and free documentation for free software. The FSF
> also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of
> freedom in the use of software. Their Web site, located at
>http://www.fsf.org, is an important source of information about
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