"VA Linux employee is honored for his work on the Mesa 3D
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) bestowed its third annual
Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software
in Paris, France. Richard Stallman presented the award, a
one-of-a-kind handmade quilt, to Brian Paul for his ground-breaking
work on the Mesa 3D Graphics Library. The ceremony was sponsored by
Aurora, Idealx, and VA Linux Systems (LNUX). The Association for
Promotion and Research in Libre Computing (APRIL) organized the
ceremony. Proceeds from the event went to benefit the Free Software
"The Mesa 3D Graphics Library allows free software users to
model and render in full 3D." Jeff Bates, chairman of the Free
Software Foundation Awards Committee said. "The library has added
tools and capabilities to the GNU/Linux system that are being
utilized by people all over the world."
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