GNU.org: 1999 Free Software Award nominees

“For the 1999 Free Software Award, we have received a lot of

We want to give this award to a person who has made a great
contribution to the progress and development of free
software…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 our philosophy on selling
free software) Work done commercially is eligible, but we want to
give awards to individuals, not companies.”


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