Linux New Media Awards 2011

Linux New Media Awards 2011

Article from Issue 127/2011

Celebrity players from the world of Linux at the CeBIT Open Source Forum presented Linux New Media Awards 2011 in seven categories. The Debian project took two prizes.

When Debian Germany project member Alexander Reichle-Schmehl climbed onto the stage at CeBIT in Hanover, Germany, to accept the award for “Outstanding Contribution to Open Source/​ Linux/​Free Software,” it was quite an emotional moment. Karsten Gerloff from the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) commended Debian for its unequivocal commitment to free software. By default, the latest version of the distribution, “Squeeze,” installs a Linux kernel that does completely without proprietary firmware.

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