I am happy and very proud to mention that I was just this evening awarded the Nordic Free Software Award 2009 and I share the award with my good friend and hacker extraordinaire Simon Josefsson.
Thank you jury. Thank you mates all over who by your positive feedback makes it a joy to work in the open source and free software community. Thank you to all you fellow hackers and contributors who work hard and tirelessly and therefore enable me to do what I want to do and do these things I today got awarded for.
Getting recognition from actual fellow peers within my own community is just the best.
And you know what? I will continue to work hard and I will continue to do open source and free software intensively and with my strengthened beliefs of what I think is right.
The motivation quoted from the above mentioned site:
The other winner is awarded for his long term contributions to free software.This winner have been developing free software for at least 15 years, and is a prominent contributor to at least 10 different projects.
This winners most spread contribution is the program Curl and the library libCurl which both has an enormous installed base. Libcurl has bindings in more than 40 different languages and they are both deployed all over the world as a key components in software that people and businesses rely on every day. In addition to these projects the winner is also a key developer in Rockbox, c-ares and libssh2.
5 thoughts on “I won it! You guys are the best.”
Its a good feeling to have you on the ‘right side’ 😉
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