"Last summer, a new organization was announced with the goal of
promoting the uptake of open source software by the U.S. federal
government. It's mission was described as follows:
"The mission of OSA is to educate decision makers in the U.S.
Federal government about the advantages of using free and open
source software; to encourage the Federal agencies to give equal
priority to procuring free and open source software in all of their
procurement decisions; and generally provide an effective voice to
the U.S. Federal government on behalf of the open source software
community, private industry, academia, and other non-profits.
"Now that organization has completed its first quite successful
year of operations, and it's decided to celebrate that event by
announcing an awards program to recognize those that have been most
influential in advancing its goals."
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