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.
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 email@example.com. 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/
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