[EuroPython] FSF award

Laura Creighton lac@strakt.com
Mon, 18 Feb 2002 17:42:36 +0100

> Dinu Gherman wrote:
> > """The EuroPython Conference Team is proud to announce that 
> > one of the keynote speakers will be Guido van Rossum, the 
> > creator of Python and winner of the <link>FSF Award for the Ad-
> > vancement of Free Software 2001</link>!"""
> As long as Laura doesn't think it will scare away business people
> afraid of the word 'Free'.
> I think 'the creator of Python' is more than enough praise already,
> though, for a Python conference. :)

It will play better if you say the Free Software Foundation's Award for
the Advancement of Free Software.  The people who have never heard
of the Free Software Foundation will know that 'it is an official 
thing made by an official body (or at least an official sounding body)'
before their brain makes the connection to 'hobby', and they decide to
stay home.