Nominations For Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards 2009

The 5th annual Google-O’Reilly Open Source Awards will be hosted at OSCON 2009 in San Jose, CA. The awards recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of Open Source Software. Past recipients for 2005-2008 include Angela Byron, Karl Fogel, Pamela Jones, Gerv Markham, Chris Messina, David Recordon, Doc Searls, and Andrew Tridgell.

The nomination process is open to the entire open source community, closing May 22, 2009. Send your nominations to osawards@oreilly.com. Nominations should include the name of the recipient, any associated project/org, suggested title for the award (“Best Hacker”, “Best Community Builder”, etc.), and a description of why you are nominating the individual. Google and O’Reilly employees cannot be nominated.

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  • Elein Mustain

    Tom Lane of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group for Best Hacker. He also answers questions and can post a patch to postgresql within hours of a question. Databases are large and complex. He has an extraordinary grasp of the big picture and more importantly all of the details. He has overseen the growth and significant improvement of PostgreSQL over many many years. See also http://www.postgresql.org and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Lane_(Open_Source_Software_Developer)

  • http://basiscraft.com Thomas Lord

    Russ Nelson for his fine community practices at OSI!

    -t

  • Laura A

    Chris Cormack of Koha, open source library software.

  • Michael K.

    Limor Fried! Open source hardware hacker! http://www.ladyada.net

  • http://staynalive.com Jesse Stay

    Dave Winer for the invention of RSS, OPML, RPC-XML, and essentially the modern web 2.0 world as we know it.

  • http://bikle.com Dan Bikle

    Adam Blum of Rhomobile. He’s made it possible for me to do smart phone development (iPhone, Rim, windowsmobile, Android) with just one language. And it happens to be my favorite language, Ruby!

  • http://www.vspring.com Rogelio de los Santos

    Adam Blum with Rhomobile has nailed a solution that gives us scalability/flexibility to many of the applications we analyze, which are jumping into the smart phone development convergence.

  • Anton

    Adam Blum with Rhomobile has really great framework! It is excellent idea to have one language (Ruby) for development on various mobile platforms. This is very young product but in any case this is a great challenge to do what they are trying to do. You know that Java failed to become one language for mobile development but now we already have one language (Ruby) and Rhomobile makes development for various mobile platforms possible.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/alindreghiciu ALin Dreghiciu

    Rickard Öberg
    For its contribution to many OSS such as Qi4J, Jboss and many other: http://www.theserverside.com/news/thread.tss?thread_id=32890

    And all of this beside being a great person.

  • http://www.nnenna.org Nnenna Nwakanma

    Best Contributor – PAUL SCOTT – http://www.paulscott.za.net/

    Paul has succeeded in bringing alive the first African CMS – Chisimba. Chisimba is a development framework built on PHP5 for creating web and distributed applications.

    Paul has mentored developers hands-on in all parts of Africa. Driving long distances over bad roads to get to where knowledge is needed..

  • Paul Ahlstrom

    Adam Blum of Rhomobile would be my nomination. Rhomobile is one of the most innovative significant open source companies that I have seen. Their solution changes the rules and levels the playing field for mobile development.

  • http://www.rhomobile.com Paul Ahlstrom

    Adam Blum of Rhomobile would be my nomination. Rhomobile is one of the most innovative significant open source companies that I have seen. Their solution changes the rules and levels the playing field for mobile development.

  • Justin Mills

    Nicolas Cannasse as creator of haXe and related tech and inspiring others to expand this open practical approach
    http://www.haxe.org/

    Best multiplatform language solution?

  • http://anonymous-insider.blogspot.com/ Anonymous-Insider

    Groklaw should put the money where its mouth is: surrender some XM Network code!

    http://www.adjb.net/post/SC-34-Meetings-Prague-Days-2-3-4.aspx

  • http://www.clear-lines.com/blog Mathias

    Category “Open Source Salmon”: Phil Haack and the ASP.NET MVC framework team, for pushing open source inside Microsoft and releasing the ASP.NET MVC framework as open source.

  • http://www.energyenvironmentforum.com Himanshu

    Would like to suggest open source project Vanilla for nomination.

  • Jan

    Mario Behling is promoting Freifunk http://freifunk.net and LXDE http://lxde.org/ in Europe and Asia a lot as well as connecting both transcontinental communities. He is greatly complementing the developer-dominated communities with his networking skills and passion for open source. Thank you very much Mario!