Saturday, June 12, 2010

Shall We Nominate J A Konrath For An EFF Pioneer Award

Joe Konrath is the perfect nominee for an EFF Award.
Let's face it, a copyright defender simply isn't going to
win, so the next best thing for authors would be a truly
nice guy who is generous to colleagues and offers a hand 
up to authors lower down the career ladder.
 
Check out J A Konrath's blogsite.
http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2010/05/steal-this-ebook.html 
Here's how to vote for Joe!
 
 
* Nominate a Pioneer for EFF's 2010 Pioneer Awards!

EFF established the Pioneer Awards to recognize
leaders on the electronic frontier who are extending
freedom and innovation in the realm of information
technology. This is your opportunity to nominate a
deserving individual or group to receive a Pioneer Award
for 2010. The International Pioneer Awards nominations
are open to individuals and organizations from any
country. Nominations are reviewed by a panel of judges
chosen for their knowledge of the technical, legal,
and social issues associated with information technology.

http://www.eff.org/awards/pioneer/

How to Nominate Someone for a 2010 Pioneer Award:
You may submit as many nominations as you wish! This year
we've made it possible for you to nominate someone
using our online nomination form. We also welcome
nominations via email, but please use one form or email
per nomination. If emailing entries, please submit your
entries via email to pioneer@eff.org. We will accept
nominations until August 9, 2010.

Simply tell us:
1. The name of the nominee,
2. The phone number, email address or website by which
the nominee can be reached, and, most important,
3. Why you feel the nominee deserves the award.

Nominee Criteria:
There are no specific categories for the EFF Pioneer
Awards, but the following guidelines apply:

1. The nominees must have contributed substantially
to the health, growth, accessibility, or freedom of
computer-based communications.

2. To be valid, all nominations must contain your
reason, however brief, for nominating the individual or
organization and a means of contacting the nominee. In
addition, while anonymous nominations will be accepted,
ideally we'd like to contact the nominating parties in
case we need further information.

3. The contribution may be technical, social, economic,
or cultural.

4. Nominations may be of individuals, systems, or
organizations in the private or public sectors.

5. Anyone may nominate a potential Pioneer Award
recipient, and you may nominate more than one
recipient. You may also nominate yourself or your
organization. Please send separate email messages for
each nominee.

6. Anyone can receive a Pioneer Award except:
     - current members of EFF's staff
     - current members of EFF's operating board
     - current Pioneer Award judges
     - past Pioneer Award recipients

7. Persons or representatives of organizations receiving
an EFF Pioneer Award will be invited to attend the
ceremony at EFF's expense.

More on the EFF Pioneer Awards:
http://www.eff.org/awards/pioneer/

 
More on Joe
http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2010/05/steal-this-ebook.html

1 comment:

C. Pinheiro, EA ABA said...

Thanks for this post, Rowena, I love Joe and I talk about The Newbie's Guide to Publishing on my blog all the time.

He is generous with other authors, and he deserves this.