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FSF Award ceremony

Richard Stallman, Jim Meyering, Alex Oliva, Clarissa Lima Borges, John Sullivan, Let's Encrypt (Phil Porada)

The Free Software Foundations announced the recipients of the 2019 Free Software Awards at LibrePlanet 2020, which are given annually at the LibrePlanet conference to developers and community members who have made significant contributions to the cause for software freedom. This year's recipients are Let's Encrypt, Jim Meyering, and Clarissa Lima Borges. As the ceremony was conducted virtually this year, each winner selected the person to present them the award.


2 years, 7 months ago

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This talk was presented at LibrePlanet.


LibrePlanet is the Free Software Foundation's annual conference. The FSF campaigns for free/libre software, meaning it respects users' freedom and community. We believe that users are entitled to this; all software should be free.


We do not advocate "open source".

That term was coined to reject our views. It refers to similar practices, but usually presented solely as advantageous, without talking of right and wrong.


Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 by announcing development of the free operating system, GNU. By 1992, GNU was nearly operational; one major essential component was lacking, the kernel.


In 1992, Torvalds freed the kernel Linux, which filled the last gap in GNU. Since then, the combined GNU/Linux system has run in millions of computers. Nowadays you can buy a new computer with a totally free GNU/Linux system preinstalled.


The views of the speaker may not represent the Free Software Foundation. The Foundation supports the free software cause and freedom to share, and basic freedoms in the digital domain, but has no position on other political issues.