Each year, the Free Software Foundation presents awards to individuals who
have made a strong contribution to free software:
The Award for the Advancement of Free Software is given annually to an
individual who has made a great contribution to the progress and development
of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of free
This year, announced at the LibrePlanet 2013 conference, the winner was Dr.
—creator of IPython. The winner of the Award for Projects of
Social Benefit was OpenMRS
, which is a free (as in freedom) medical records
system for developing countries.