Open Source Award winners announced

Andrew Tridgell has taken out the Special Achievement Award at the Australian UNIX and Open System User Group's (AUUG) inaugural Open Source Awards, held in Melbourne on Thursday.

Tridgell won the award for his work on SAMBA, a seamless file and print service for SMB/CIFS (Windows) clients.

Awards were given out in four main categories, covering technology, application, community and special achievement. Winners of the first three categories were decided by the popular vote of AUUG members, while the special achievement award was judged by an AUUG committee.

The Technology Award, which focused on technology or programming infrastructure such as operating or database systems, was awarded to Eric Young for his work on a free implementation of Netscape's Secure Socket Layer called SSLeay. Other nominees included Darren Read, for his work on ipfilter, Luke Mewburn for his contributions to the core NetBSD team, and Andrew Cagney for work on gdb.

Matthew Chapman took out the Application Award against other nominees Peter Miller, Justin Clift and Andrew Nicholson for his work on rdesktop, an open source client for Windows NT Terminal Server and Windows 2000 Terminal Services. Community Award winner Con Zymaris was also honoured for his years as editor of the AUUG newsletter. Other nominees included Jacqueline McNally, Anthony Towns and Christopher Kings-Lynne.

All winners received a solid gold "tux" penguin statue, designed and provided by sponsors Silicon Breeze.

Held as part of AUUG's annual conference dinner, the Awards were designed to recognise and reward Australian open source enthusiasts who have contributed to the burgeoning open source arena.

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