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FSFE founder Georg Greve awarded German Cross of Merit

FSFE - Berlin 28. April 2010. Georg Greve, founding president of the Free Software Foundation Europe, has received the Cross of Merit on ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany (Verdienstkreuz am Bande). Georg received this high award from the German President for his work on Free Software and Open Standards.

"FSFE is very proud to have a 'knight' among its team," says FSFE's president Karsten Gerloff. "Georg's tremendous dedication to freedom in technology has been a driving force for Free Software in Europe and around the world. He has put Free Software on the political agenda, and has created the structures to harness the community's energy towards our common goals. His hard work over more than a decade has brought enormous progress for Free Software."

OFE Comment - " All of us at OFE send hearty congratulations to both Georg and FSFE. GeorgĀ  is right when he acknowledges the support of FSFE and all those in the community, and sees this as recognition for Free Software and Open Standards in Europe. We are sure Governments across Europe will recognise its significance, and support FSFE, OFE and others in our joint campaign for an open, competitive IT market. But for Georg personally, this is recognition for his continued and valued contribution and leadership - a relationship that OFE will continue to enjoy."