Tuesday night saw the O'Reilly Open Source Awards. The awards are given to those who have made significant contribution to the open source community. Our thanks and congratulations to all the recipients.
A steadfast contributor to the Samba project for over 15 years, Jeremy is an active advocate of free software and the GPL. He also does a wickedly funny impersonation of Steve Ballmer.
Deb has worked tirelessly in getting open source software into state and local government agencies for the last 10 years. She is an expert in knowing how best to get open source software through bureaucratic hurdles and most importantly how to explain the value of open source to State and Local politicians.
A perpetual motion machine of good ideas, Brad is the author of a number of key open source projects, including memcached, Gearman, MogileFS, and OpenID.
For 5 years, Leslie was the heartbeat of Google's Summer of Code, which has introduced thousands of students to open source development for the first time. She's well known around the world for her community leadership and advocacy of software freedom. Utterly unflappable and totally dependable, she's a woman who doesn't know the meaning of the word "impossible".
One of the founding developers of the Subversion project, Greg has also made substantial contributions to Apache and Python, both as a developer and as a foundation and community leader.
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