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Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards - Hall of Fame

The Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards have been presented to individuals for dedication, innovation, leadership and outstanding contribution to open source.

Winners are selected by a committee, made up of the following: Aaron Leventhal (Senior Engineer, IBM Accessibility Architecture and Development & The Mozilla Accessibility Community), Allison Randal, (The Perl Foundation & O'Reilly - OSCON Co-Chair), Andrew Tridgell (Samba and Rsync), Angela Byron (Drupal), Brady Forest (O'Reilly - Technology Evangelist and Conference Chair), Brian Behlendorf (CollabNet Founder), Chris DiBona (Google, Open Source Programs Manager), Chris Messina (BarCamp, Microformats and Spread Firefox), Danese Cooper (Open Source Diva, Intel), David Ascher (CEO, Mozilla Messaging), David Recordon (Open Platforms Tech Lead, Six Apart & Vice-Chair, The OpenID Foundation), Edd Dumbill (Expectnation & O'Reilly - OSCON Co-Chair), Gervase Markham (Mozilla Project), Karl Fogel (QuestionCopyright.org), Harald Welte (gplviolations.org), Leslie Hawthorn (Google, Program Manager - Open Source), Mark Stone (Executive Producer, Wizards of the Coast), Martin Dougiamas (Moodle), Pamela Jones (Groklaw), Nat Torkington (O'Reilly Radar), Paul Vixie (Internet Systems Consortium), Stefan Taxhet (OpenOffice.org Coordination, Sun Microsystems, Inc.), and Tim O'Reilly (Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media).

Each year the winners (below) have been invited to be part of the new committee.

2009 Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award Winners

2009 Open Source Awards 2009 Open Source Award winners

Awards Photos courtesy of Pinar Ozyger/O'Reilly Media.

2008 Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award Winners

2008 Open Source Awards Announcing the 2008 Open Sourc Award winners

Awards Photos courtesy of James Duncan Davidson/O'Reilly Media.

2007 Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award Winners

2007 Open Source Awards 2007 Open Source Award winners

Awards Photos courtesy of James Duncan Davidson/O'Reilly Media.

2006 Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award Winners

  • Best Legal Eagle: Cliff Schmidt, Apache
  • Best Community Activist: Gervase Markham, Firefox
  • Best Toolmaker: Julian Seward, Valgrind
  • Best Corporate Liaison: Stefan Taxhet, OpenOffice.org
  • Best All-around Developer: Peter Lundblad, Subversion

2006 Open Source Awards Chris DiBona presenting an Open Source Award

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Awards Photos courtesy of James Duncan Davidson/O'Reilly Media.

2005 Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award Winners

2005 Open Source Awards

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