[FSFE PR][EN] [GNU/FSF Press] Press release: The Free Software Directory D5000 Contest

Peter Brown peterb at fsf.org
Tue Aug 22 21:50:43 CEST 2006

announces contest in celebration.

----BOSTON, August 22, 2006

The Free Software Foundation announces details of a contest to celebrate
the milestone of reaching 5000 free software packages listed in the Free
Software Directory http://directory.fsf.org

The Free Software Directory, a project of the Free Software Foundation
(FSF), is the largest single catalog of completely free software, and
has over two million visitors a month. Directory entries are submitted
by the public, then checked by the FSF before inclusion.

To mark the milestone of reaching 5000 entries, the FSF is holding a
"D5000 contest" the winner of which will be rewarded for submitting the
five thousandth entry. From now, 2006-08-21, until 2006-09-21, each new,
valid and completed directory entry that is submitted will count as one
chit in the raffle for the prize. The winner will receive a thank you on
the front page of gnu.org and directory.fsf.org. Further details of the
competition are available at

According to Peter Brown, Executive Director of the Free Software
Foundation, "the free software directory demonstrates that usable,
productive free software exists for an exhaustive range of personal,
artistic and business uses. With its increasing size and usage, the
directory has become a vital tool for a worldwide community of free
software users."


About the Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting
computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute
computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as
in freedom) software - particularly the GNU operating system and its
GNU/Linux variants - and free documentation for free software. The FSF
also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of
freedom in the use of software. Their Web site, located at www.fsf.org,
is an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to
support their work can be made at http://fsf.org/join They are
headquartered in Boston, MA, USA.

Media contacts:
Peter Brown
Free Software Foundation
Tel. 617-542-5942 ext.13
peterb at fsf.org

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