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Robert O'Callahan. Christian. Repatriate Kiwi. Hacker.

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Clinton Bedogni Prize

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.


Congrats Rob!
Eran Yahav
Mike Ratcliffe
Congratulations, you do a great job and you deserve it.
You don't look like that.
I remember reading about the Clinton Bedogni Prize a few months ago, and thought it was a touching tribute from the parents to their lost son - you richly deserve to be the recipient for your long and important contributions to Open Source. Congratulations.