OpenBSD Journal

2004 EFF Pioneer Awards

Contributed by jose on from the awards dept.

Dan writes: "Nominations for the 2004 EFF Pioneer Awards are now open. As the page says, "[t]his is your opportunity to nominate a deserving individual or group to receive a Pioneer Award for 2004." Past winners include Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Vint Cerf, Whitfield Diffie, and Tim Berners-Lee. Possibly some of the OpenBSD community could be eloquent enough to write clear and thoughtful submissions for Theo or the OpenBSD or OpenSSH teams. The deadline is February 1, 2004."

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  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    A great idea, time to polish the prose....

    "Submit entries via email to We will accept nominations until February 1, 2004.
    1. The name of the nominee,
    2. the phone number or email address at which the nominee can be reached, and, most importantly,
    3. why you feel the nominee deserves the award.
    You may attach supporting documentation as RTF files, Microsoft Word documents or other common binary or plain text formats"

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      i vote for puffy

  2. By Anonymous Coward () on

    I couldn't think of anyone other than Theo for this. Not that other core developers don't deserve it, but just that Theo is da man! He's the OpenBSD roll model.

    To me, I think it's good that OpenBSD has someone such as Theo. Just as Linux has Linus, OpenBSD has Theo.

    FreeBSD / NetBSD on the other hand, I don't know who they have. I know JKH used to be FreeBSD.

  3. By Noryungi () n o r y u n g i @ y a h o o . c o m on mailto:n o r y u n g i @ y a h o o . c o m

    I don't think Theo will ever receive any award from the FSF.

    Please, read this announcement very carefully . You may notice a couple of lines that start with " Replacement of GNU... ", followed by a long list of utilities.

    Given the religious zeal of Stallman and the FSF for the GPL (vs the BSD license), do you really think they'll vote for someone who just dumped a ton of their programs out the window?

    And, just in case you don't believe me, check out this page , and especially the few lines that say:

    " We do not have links to web sites of the well-known GNU/Linux system distributions, or to the well-known BSD system distributions, because all those sites explicitly describe, and facilitate access to, various non-free programs. "

    ... Can you get more fanatical than this? ;-)

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      I wonder if someone will mention the MirBSD people for their continuous OpenBSD thrashing. This might actually be accepted if Theo doesn't.

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        MirBSD _person_ you mean.

    2. By dan () on

      yeah, but the EFF is not the FSF. try reading next time.

    3. By scott () on

      I thought OpenBSD's software licensing policy was acceptable, just not desirable, to the FSF folks and
      only that the converse was not true, OBSD desiring a less restrictive license then the GNU/GPL.

      OpenBSD's licensing would not be desirable only because it does not require free, derivative works.

      Otherwise, I would think the core OpenBSD system is as 'pure' as free software can be.


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