The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Richard Esguerra sez,
If you live in Southern California or happen to be going to ETech in San Diego, come and hang out at the EFF Pioneer Awards fundraiser on Tuesday night!
This year, the winners are the Mozilla Foundation and its Chairman Mitchell Baker, University of Ottawa Professor Michael Geist, and AT&T whistleblower Mark Klein. Past winners include Linux creator Linus Torvalds, security researcher Bruce Schneier, and Cory Doctorow.
Michael Robertson, the Founder and CEO of MP3.com, Linspire, MP3tunes, and Gizmo5, will keynote the ceremony with his talk: "What to Expect When You're Expecting... To Be Sued".
The awards ceremony is open to the public.
See also: EFF announces Pioneer Award winners
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