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October 19, 2012, 02:47:39 AM
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The Free Software Foundation, just opened the 15th Annual Free Software Awards
http://www.fsf.org/news/the-free-software-foundation-opens-nominations-for-the-15th-annual-free-software-awards

There are two categories:

- Award for Advancement of Free Software[/li][/list]
- Award for Projects of Social Benefit[/li][/list]

Previous winners are:

Award for Projects of Social Benefit:

2011 GNU Health
2010 Tor
2009 Internet Archive
2008 Creative Commons
2007 Groklaw
2006 Sahana Disaster Management System
2005 Wikipedia

Award for Advancement of Free Software

2011 Yukihiro Matsumoto
2010 Rob Savoye
2009 John Gilmore
2008 Wietse Venema
2007 Harald Welte
2006 Ted Ts'o
2005 Andrew Tridgell
2004 Theo de Raadt
2003 Alan Cox
2002 Lawrence Lessig
2001 Guido van Rossum
2000 Brian Paul
1999 Miguel de Icaza
1998 Larry Wall

I just nominated Bitcoin for the Projects of Social Benefit Award, so If you, like me, think Bitcoin should be nominated for the Award.

[UPDATE] Instructions of how to Nominate

Please send your nominations to award-nominations@gnu.org, on or before Thursday, November 15th, 2012. Please submit nominations in the following format:

1) In the email message subject line, either put the name of the person you are nominating for the Award for Advancement of Free Software, or put the name of the project for the Award for Projects of Social Benefit.

2) Please include, in the body of your message, an explanation (40 lines or less) of the work done and why you think it is especially important to the advancement of software freedom or how it benefits society, respectively.

3) Please state, in the body of your message, where to find the materials (e.g., software, manuals, or writing) which your nomination is based on.

Good luck Bitcoin!
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October 19, 2012, 02:51:10 AM
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Nominate Satoshi Nakamoto for The Award for Advancement of Free Software. He created Bitcoin in the first place.
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