On Saturday March 23, Dr. Fernando Perez was presented the Free Software Foundation’s annual Award for the Advancement of Free Software for his work on IPython. The award “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 software.”
Fernando, who was elected to the PSF in 2010, received the award at LibrePlanet 2013, which took place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He dedicated the award to the late John Hunter, creator of matplotlib, who passed away last August. John was posthumously awarded the Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award.
The Foundation congratulates Fernando on his great work on IPython and his efforts all around the community!
For more information, see the FSF’s announcement: https://www.fsf.org/news/2012-free-software-award-winners-announced-2