Google announces the winners of the 2008 Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards

Who won this year's Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards?

Yesterday Google and O'Reilly Media announced the 2008 Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards. Now in its fourth year, the Awards give a peak into some of the most competent and driven people within the open-source community.

The winners?

  • Best Community Amplifier: Chris Messina - BarCamp, Microformats and Spread Firefox
  • Best Contributor: Angela Byron - Drupal
  • Best Education Enabler: Martin Dougiamas - Moodle
  • Best Interoperator: Andrew Tridgell - Samba and Rsync
  • Defender of Rights: Harald Welte - gplviolations.org

An impressive group, by any standard.

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.

     

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