|| ||Gordon Hubbard <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||Australian Open Source Awards Announced|
|| ||Mon, 09 Sep 2002 22:19:42 +1000|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Winners of the Australian Open Source Awards Announced
MELBOURNE, Australia -- 6 September 2002 -- The Australian UNIX and Open
Systems User Group (AUUG, Inc.) today announced the winners of the
inaugural Australian Open Source Awards. The awards encourage and
recognise the excellence and dedication of Australians contributing in
the Open Source arena.
The awards ceremony took place during the AUUG 2002 Annual Conference
Dinner held last night in Melbourne. Please visit
http://www.auug.org.au/conf/auug2002/ for further details.
The Australian Open Source Awards are sponsored by Silicon Breeze
(http://www.siliconbreeze.com), who design and provide the solid gold
"tux" award statues which embody the open source spirit.
The awards were given in four categories: technology, application,
community, and special achievement. The first three awards were decided
by the popular vote of the AUUG membership, and the special achievement
category was judged by committee. Membership of AUUG is open to any
individual or corporation with an interest in open computing
The Technology Award
Awarded for open source work that provides technology or programming
infrastructure, such as operating systems, programming languages and
compilers, or database systems.
The nominees were:
Mewburn For work on the core NetBSD team (http://www.netbsd.org/).
Eric Young For work on SSLeay (http://www.psy.uq.edu.au/~ftp/Crypto/).
Darren For work on ipfilter
Cagney For work on gdb (http://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/).
The winner was Eric Young.
The Application Award
Awarded for open source work that is focused on solving a particular
problem or is for use by end users rather than system builders. Examples
include email clients, text processing systems, web browsers, or maybe a
program that carries out complex scientific calculations.
The nominees were:
Peter Miller For work on Aegis (http://aegis.sourceforge.net/).
Justin Clift For the postgreSQL documentation website
Andrew For work on Active (http://active.org.au/, more at
Matthew Chapman For work on rdesktop (http://www.rdesktop.org/).
The winner was Matthew Chapman.
The Community Award
Awarded for a significant contribution to the open source community.
This could be by publicising open source, making open source more
acceptable to business, encouraging communication and cooperation
between open source developers, or any other activity that makes it
easier for open source code to be developed.
The nominees were:
Anthony Towns For work as the release manager on Debian's
"Woody" release (http://www.debian.org/).
For marketing and community relations work with
Jacqueline McNally Computer Angels (http://www.ca.asn.au/), Perth
Linux Users' Group (PLUG)
and the Society of Linux Professionals Western
Australia (SLPWA) (http://www.slpwa.asn.au/).
Con Zymaris For editing AUUGN for many years.
Christopher For co-founding Pandaemonium, the WA BSD users
The winner was Con Zymaris.
Special Achievement Ward
The winner was Andrew Tridgell for his work on SAMBA, the seamless file
and print service for SMB/CIFS (Windows) clients.
About AUUG Incorporated
AUUG Inc. is the Australian UNIX and Open Systems User Group, a
professional association for end users, corporations, developers and
vendors that promotes UNIX® and related systems, including Linux and
BSD. Dating from 1975, AUUG is a national body with chapters that
organize local activities in most capital cities.
Visit http://www.auug.org.au/ or contact AUUG at: AUUG Inc., PO Box 366,
Kensington, NSW 2033, Australia. Free Call 1800 625 655, Fax 02 8824
9522, International: Tel +61 2 8824 9511, Fax +61 2 8824 9522, E-mail:
email@example.com. ACN A00 166 36N, ABN 15 645 981 718.
Treasurer and Press Secretary, AUUG Inc.
Tel: 02 9659 9590
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