[FSFE PR][EN] Icelandic developer receives Nordic Free Software Award

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Mon Nov 8 10:31:18 CET 2010

 = Icelandic developer receives Nordic Free Software Award =

[Permanent URL: http://fsfe.org/news/2010/news-20101108-01 ]

Bjarni Rúnar Einarsson, Free Software developer and community
builder from Iceland, has received the Nordic Free Software Award.

This annual prize was awarded on Saturday by Föreningen för Fri Kultur
och Programvara and Free Software Foundation Europe at the Free
Software Conference and Nordic Summit (FSCONS) which took place in
Gothenburg, Sweden this weekend.

Einarsson has been a leading figure in Iceland's Free Software
movement for more than a decade. He has been driving the country's
Free Software and free culture community, founding and participating
in various groups such as Vinix, contributing to the KDE project, and
starting netverjar.is, an organisation fighting for civil rights on
the Internet.

"Without Bjarni, Iceland's Free Software community wouldn't be what it
is today," says Karsten Gerloff, President of the Free Software
Foundation Europe. "People like Bjarni are the lifeblood of our
community. I'm very glad to see his work recognised in this way."

Bjarni has advocated the use of Free Software by maintaining and
distributing CDs with a free operating system, both translating and
developing Free Software for several years.

"The Nordic Free Software Award is special because it's a recognition
from your peers," comments 2009 award recipient, the Swedish Free
Software developer Daniel Stehnberg. "It means having your work
appreciated by people who understand what you have achieved."

== Links ==

Föreningen för Fri Kultur och Programvara

Free Software Foundation Europe

== Media contacts ==

  Smári McCarthy - smari at immi.is +354 662 2701

  Anne Østergaard - anne at ostergaard.nu +45 35 42 88 73

  Daniel Stenberg - daniel at haxx.se +46 705 44 31 77

  Anders Kringstad - akai at underworld.no +47 932 82 137

  Otto Kekäläinen - otto at fsfe.org +358 44 566 2204

 Rest of Europe:
  Karsten Gerloff - gerloff at fsfeurope.org +49 176 9690 4298

== About the Free Software Foundation Europe ==

      The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is a non-profit
      non-governmental organisation active in many European countries
      and involved in many global activities. Access to software
      determines participation in a digital society. To secure equal
      participation in the information age, as well as freedom of
      competition, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) pursues
      and is dedicated to the furthering of Free Software, defined by
      the freedoms to use, study, modify and copy. Founded in 2001,
      creating awareness for these issues, securing Free Software
      politically and legally, and giving people Freedom by supporting
      development of Free Software are central issues of the FSFE.


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