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Thanks to your support, 2015 marks 30 years of the FSF! In the next 30 years, we want to do even more to defend computer user rights. To kick off in that direction, we're setting our highest-ever fundraising goal of $525,000 by January 31st. Read more.

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Prior Years' Free Software Awards

Information about awards given after 2003 can be found at the FSF site.

2003

Alan Cox received the 2003 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software.

2002

Lawrence Lessig received the 2002 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software.

2001

Guido van Rossum received the 2001 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software.

2000

Brian Paul received the 2000 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software.

1999

Miguel de Icaza received the 1999 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software from among these nominees.

1998

Larry Wall received the 1998 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software from among these nominees and finalists.

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