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Debian wins two of seven categories at the Linux New Media Awards 2011

Mar 06, 2011, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Andre Felipe Machado for this link. ]

"The Debian representatives were quite busy at this year's Linux New Media Awards, which were presented yesterday during CeBIT in Hanover, Germany. They first took the stage when the award for "Best Open Source Server Distribution" was presented by Peter Ganten, Managing Director of Univention GmbH. In presenting the award he emphasized that Debian has done pioneering work not only in the technical field but also in the definition of free software standards and processes.

"The Debian representatives were called to the stage a second time when the most important award, "Outstanding Contribution to Open Source/Linux/Free Software", was presented by Karsten Gerloff, president of the Free Software Foundation Europe. He took the stage to present the award and first put on a Debian Tartan tie before praising Debian with a very moving speech.

"He particularly emphasized Debian's dedication to software freedom saying: "In Debian, quality is the focus of everyone's attention. But those who work on the Debian system know that great software is worth nothing without Freedom."

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