Free Software Foundation announces Award for Social Benefit Software

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announces the creation of a new annual award and is calling for nominations: 

<p> &quot;Free Software Award for Projects of Social Benefit&quot; </p> <p> This award is presented to the project or team responsible for applying free software, or the ideas of the free software movement, in a project that intentionally and significantly benefits society in other aspects of life. </p> <p> FSF &quot;looks to recognize projects or teams that encourage collaboration to accomplish social tasks. A long-term commitment to one's project (or the potential for a long-term commitment) is crucial to this end. This award stresses the use of free software in the service of humanity.&quot;</p> <p>FSF &quot;will consider any project or team that uses free software o its philosophy to address a goal important to society. To qualify, a project must use free software, produce free documentation, or use the idea of free software as defined in the <a href="http://www.fsf.org/licensing/essays/free-sw.html">Free Software Definition</a>.&quot; </p><p> Please send your nominations to <span class="link-mailto"><a href="mailto:award-nominations@gnu.org">&lt;award-nominations@gnu.org&gt;</a></span>, on or before Monday 30 November 2005. Nomination guidelines are at http://www.fsf.org/news/social-benefit-award.html<br /> </p><p>The 2005 Award Committee has not been announced yet. </p>