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Old 09-26-2019, 07:08 AM   #1
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nominate rms for FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software


So now that rms isn't on the FSF board he can be nominated for this award, right?

https://www.fsf.org/awards/fs-award

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Eligibility

Only individuals are eligible for nomination for this award (not projects).
Individuals who describe their projects as "open" instead of "free" are eligible nonetheless, provided the software is in fact free.
Previous winners (full list) are not eligible for nomination, but renomination of other previous nominees is encouraged.
Current FSF staff and board members, as well as award committee members, are not eligible.
Well, unless he's on the award committee.

Some might like this idea whatever they think of the nature of his ousting.

Some, like me, might dislike how it all went down and want to send a message. So far FSF has put forward a neutral public stance, simply giving a short press release saying they'd accepted his resignation. If we make it clear we won't have him denounced by nominating him or ordering the new Free as in Freedom biography, that might keep in line any forces within or without who might otherwise take this movement in a direction not reflective of the whole community or who might use their power again in the future to try to sideline some other person they don't find socially acceptable.
 
Old 10-01-2019, 08:04 AM   #2
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From what I read on the link RMS is eligible for nomination of the award.

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The Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software is presented annually to an individual who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of free software.
After a cursory glance at previous winners of the award RMS should be nominated.

But, given the current political agenda behind RMS's forced resignation, if he was nominated, the likelihood of him receiving the award is slim.
 
Old 10-01-2019, 06:46 PM   #3
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Just nominated him, thank you! I encourage everyone that's willing to do the same.
 
Old 10-01-2019, 08:01 PM   #4
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Good idea, maybe #toosoon but I've got a short list of people who could present it appropriately and unironically.
 
Old 10-01-2019, 08:27 PM   #5
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Just nominated him, thank you! I encourage everyone that's willing to do the same.
Ditto.
 
Old 10-01-2019, 08:34 PM   #6
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From what I read on the link RMS is eligible for nomination of the award...

But, given the current political agenda behind RMS's forced resignation, if he was nominated, the likelihood of him receiving the award is slim.
I would say the probability is so close to zero that it's not going to happen.

But we SHOULD nominate him because it's time we stood up to both microsoft AND their useful idiots.
 
Old 10-02-2019, 10:14 PM   #7
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I would say the probability is so close to zero that it's not going to happen.
They would have to change the rules first.

I'm told he is (still) not eligible because of a rule he made to avoid ever getting the award.

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But we SHOULD nominate him because it's time we stood up to both microsoft AND their useful idiots.
Absolutely, the more nominations the better.

Let's be clear about this-- there are people at the FSF who are sad he's gone, and they will be happy that he's got support. There could be others who should know better-- and this is a good way to remind them how people feel about it.

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