Meike Reichle | 4 Mar 13:22 2011

Debian wins two of seven categories at the Linux New Media Awards 2011

The Debian Project                      
Debian wins two of seven Linux New Media Awards 2011    press <at>
March 4th, 2011       

The Debian project's representatives were quite busy at this year's
Linux New Media Awards, which were presented yesterday during CeBIT in
Hanover, Germany. They first took the stage when the award for "Best
Open Source Server Distribution" was presented by Peter Ganten, Managing
Director of Univention GmbH. In presenting the award he emphasized that
Debian has done pioneering work not only in the technical field but also
in the definition of free software standards and processes.

The Debian representatives were called to the stage a second time when
the most important award, "Outstanding Contribution to Open Source/
Linux/Free Software", was presented by Karsten Gerloff, president of the
Free Software Foundation Europe. He took the stage to present the award
and first put on a Debian Tartan tie before praising Debian with a very
moving speech.

He particularly emphasized Debian's dedication to software freedom

"In Debian, quality is the focus of everyone's attention. But those who
work on the Debian system know that great software is worth nothing
without Freedom.

With the release of Squeeze, the latest stable version, in February,
Debian has taken the important step of offering a completely free
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