Receiving the 2007 FSF Award for Advancement of Free Software

The news has already made it to the net during my (offline) holidays, so this entry in my journal will come hardly as a surprise to you: The Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software 2007 has been granted to me :)

I am deeply honored to be the recipient of the award, joining the list of (much more distinguished) recipients of the award. At the same time I'm sorry to not having been able to personally attend the awards ceremony. I've outlined the three key reasons for this in the statement that I prepared to be read at the ceremony.