Last night at the New Zealand Open Source Awards in Wellington I was honoured to be presented with the Clinton Bedogni Prize for Open Systems. The prize is funded by an endowment from the Bedogni family to commemorate their son, who had a passion for Linux and open source.
I explained to the audience that I love making software, and I'm actually amazed that people pay me to do it, and especially to then give the results away to the world! To get a prize on top of that is incredible :-). I went on to thank my wife for all the time I spent hacking on Gecko, especially during the first five years when it was strictly a hobby. Then I thanked the partners and family members of open source contributors everywhere for the same reason.