LinuxPR: Brian Paul is Awarded the Free Software Foundation Award For the Advancement of Free SoftwareFeb 02, 2001, 21:50 (0 Talkback[s])
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"VA Linux employee is honored for his work on the Mesa 3D Graphics Library."
"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 Foundation Europe."
"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."