2008 Pioneer Awards
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EFF’s 17th Annual Pioneer Awards
EFF’s 17th Annual Pioneer Awardswere held on March 4, 2008 at the San Diego Mariott Hotel and Marina. Honorees were open source advocate Mitchell Baker and the Mozilla Foundation, Canadian copyfighter and law professor Michael Geist, and AT&T whistleblower Mark Klein.
The event was made possible thanks to platinum sponsor TCHO. Founded by Wired co-founder Louis Rossetto and legendary chocolatier and former technologist Timothy Childs, TCHO is “a new chocolate company for a new generation of chocolate enthusiasts.” TCHO representatives kindly offered a beta release of their dark chocolate samples during the awards ceremony. Visit their website at http://www.tcho.com.
EFF would also like to thank our bronze sponsors MOG, Three Rings, Barracuda Networks, JibJab, and Atomic PR, and the O'Reilly ETech organizers for providing space and assistance. Thanks also to keynote speaker Michael Robertson.
Finally, many thanks are due to the 2008 Pioneer Awards judging panel, which reviewed the many nominations and decided on the final winners, and to all the attendees for contributing to an inspiring and successful evening. Pictures of the event can be seen below.
Photos from the 2008 Awards
Photos by Phil Karn.
Photos by Quinn Norton.