Last Friday I was presented with an O’Reilly Open Source Award. The award recognizes “individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of Open Source Software.” Wikipedia has a list of previous winners.
However, these efforts are by no means singular. The projects I’m involved in are successful because of the awesome people that choose to volunteer their time to help make them a reality. I would have liked to be able to recognize a dozen or more people on stage with me last Friday. Thank you Audrey Eschright, Reid Beels, Jim Eastman, Kirsten Comandich, Amy Farrell, Chris McCraw, Igal Koshevoy, and Melissa Chavez for working with me on these projects year after year. And, thank you to my lovely wife Sherri Montgomery for supporting my work and joining in herself.
I feel as if my work in open source and free culture is just beginning. There is so much more to do. If you’d like to join me, get in touch!