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<title>Free Software Foundation Europe receives Theodor Heuss Medal</title>
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<h1>Free Software Foundation Europe receives Theodor Heuss Medal</h1>
<h2>“Acting responsibly for a just and fair digital world”</h2>
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Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) on Saturday received the <a
href="http://www.theodor-heuss-stiftung.de">Theodor Heuss Medal</a> in
recognition of its work for freedom in the information society. The medal
is awarded once a year in Stuttgart by a non-partisan foundation named for
West Germany's first president.
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"We will not gain our freedom in the information society without effort,"
says Karsten Gerloff, FSFE's President. "Software is a central tool of our
society. We need to make sure that we ourselves control this tool, so we
are able to adapt it to our needs."
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Ludwig Theodor Heuss, chairman of the Heuss Foundation, highlighted the
fact that software is a cultural technique. "Free Software Foundation
Europe is making a highly competent contribution to the effort of building
a new framework for digital freedom using Free Software."
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Since its founding in 2001, FSFE works to put the control of software into
the hands of everyone. "This award for us is a very special recognition of
our work, and a great encouragement to push even harder for the interests
of users and developers," says Gerloff. "For this, we will need <a
href="http://fsfe.org/contribute">a lot of support from many
individuals</a>."
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<p>
During the ceremony in Stuttgart a wide range of prominent figures from
politics and business were present. Among them were the former German
president Richard von Weizsäcker and Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger,
the minister of justice. In his award speech, Ludwig Heuss referred to
organisations like FSFE as "the yeast in society's dough".
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