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Harald Welte and Groklaw announced as winners of the FSF's annual free software awards

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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced the recipients of its Award for Projects of Social Benefit and its Award for the Advancement of Free Software. Groklaw received the social benefit award, and Harald Welte received the advancement award. FSF president Richard Stallman handed out the awards at the conclusion of the FSF's annual associate members meeting in Cambridge, MA.

The Award for Projects of Social Benefit is presented annually to a free software project that intentionally and significantly benefits society. Since its start in 2003, Groklaw has evolved into an invaluable source of legal and technical information for software developers, lawyers, law professors, and historians.

Groklaw is in strong company in receiving this award, with previous winners being the Sahanna project in 2006, and Wikipedia in 2005.

The Award for the Advancement of Free Software went to Linux kernel hacker and founder of Harald Welte.

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