"Software pioneer and MIT research affiliate Richard M.
Stallman has been named as a co-winner of the 2001 Takeda Award for
Techno-Entrepreneurial Achievement for Social/Economic Well-Being.
Stallman shares this award with Linux inventor Linus Torvalds
and TRON open architecture developer Ken Sakamura. Each of the
winners will be awarded 100 million yen, currently about $830,000,
at a ceremony in Tokyo on December 4.
According to the Takeda Foundation?s web site, this year?s award
serves to honor 'The origination and the advancement of open
development models for system software -- open architecture, free
software and open source software.'"