[sf-lug] [ifsa] Fwd: [EFF volunteer] HELP?! Pioneer researchers needed asap!
einfeldt at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 18:52:13 PST 2008
The EFF is looking to honor pioneers in electronic freedom, and they have
only until midnight tonight to get some more nominations. Most of the big
names have already been awared in the past, such as Jimbo Wales, Linus
Torvalds, Richard Stallman, etc.
The first person who lept to my mind is Mitchell Baker (sp?) the Chief
Lizard Wrangler for Mozilla.
Other nominations are Christine Strobl, the Munich Councilwoman who started
the migration to FOSS. She could be named along with Christian Ude, the
Oberbuergermeister (Mayor) of Munich, who stuck his neck out and stood
behind Christine Strobl.
Also, I note that Brian Behlendorf is not yet on that list.
Also, Luis Millan Vazquez de Miguel, who is the Minister of Science,
Education, and Technology for the Region of Extremadura, Spain, was really
really influential in getting FOSS rolling in his native State (Region) of
Also, Wayne Bailey of South Africa for doing localization there of
OpenOffice.org into Zulu.
Also, Ian Lynch of INGOTs for starting an international grading system for
Please make some nominations and send them to Julie!
On Jan 25, 2008 5:09 PM, Julie Lindner <julie at eff.org> wrote:
> Hi Christian,
> Thanks for your quick response! The bios are for EFF's Pioneer Awards
> <http://w2.eff.org/awards/pioneer/>. We usually get 60+ nominations in
> total. Anyone can nominate an individual, team or organization for the
> award. The nominees can be high profile figures, groups or self
> nominations. I try to weed out the ridiculous candidates, but there
> will be a few that are fairly obscure. No writing samples are required,
> we just ask that volunteer writers do the best they can with their short
> bios and that they keep those names confidential until winners have been
> Sadly, a few writers didn't deliver, so I'm now in a jam. I've attached
> the instructions for you to see what we're looking for. Let me know
> asap if you can do a few tonight? :)
> Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> > hi
> > Ringo, thanks for this forward.
> > Julie, sorry, what do you mean by Pioneer nominees? Linky?
> > --
> > Christian Einfeldt,
> > Producer, The Digital Tipping Point
> > On Jan 25, 2008 4:36 PM, Ringo Kamens <2600denver at gmail.com
> > <mailto:2600denver at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: *Julie Lindner* <julie at eff.org <mailto:julie at eff.org>>
> > Date: Jan 26, 2008 12:35 AM
> > Subject: [EFF volunteer] HELP?! Pioneer researchers needed asap!
> > To: volunteer-list at eff.org <mailto:volunteer-list at eff.org>
> > Hi Volunteers,
> > EFF needs your HELP *tonight*!
> > We urgently need a few kind folks to help quickly craft a few more
> > backgrounders (1-2 paragraphs) for Pioneer nominees. I have 12
> > candidates that need bios. If you're available to write a few by 9pm
> > (PST) tonight, please email me as soon as possible at:
> > <julie at eff.org <mailto:julie at eff.org>>.
> > It's very easy, and we have a template!
> > Many, many thanks,
> > Julie
> > --
> > Julie Lindner
> > Education Outreach Coordinator
> > Electronic Frontier Foundation
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> > 415-436-9333 ext.133
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> Julie Lindner
> Education Outreach Coordinator
> Electronic Frontier Foundation
> Julie at eff.org
> 415-436-9333 ext.133
> Become an EFF member! -- http://www.eff.org/support/
Producer, The Digital Tipping Point
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