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The next Merit Awards will be issued in Q3 2004. Please send in nominations at any time.

Awards Issued

Q3 2004


Grand Master

Larry Wall

Larry Wall is best known for the Perl programming language, but this award also honors his contribution of the program patch which stimulated Open Source Software development by enabling multiple people to contribute small changes to software in an efficient and elegant manner.

Special Award

Mitchell Baker

For leadership of the Mozilla project.

Q2 2004


Merit Award

Tom Lord/GNU arch

GNU arch is a revision control system, similar in purpose to tools such as CVS, SCCS, and Subversion. It is used to keep track of the changes made to a source tree and to help programmers combine and otherwise manipulate changes made by multiple people or at different times.

Merit Award

Martin Pool/distcc

distcc is a program to distribute builds of C, C++, Objective C or Objective C++ code across several machines on a network. distcc should always generate the same results as a local build, is simple to install and use, and is often two or more times faster than a local compile.

Merit Award

The GIMP

The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program: a piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Q1 2004


Merit Award

Julian Seward/valgrind

valgrind is a debugger for x86-based Linux systems that can automatically detect memory management and threading bugs eliminating some of software development's most difficult tasks.

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Merit Award

VideoLAN

VideoLAN enables the streaming of all video types on an TCP/IP network including of MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, DVDs, digital satellite channels, digital terrestial television channels and live videos. It includes both the streaming and display software.

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Merit Award

Paul Davis/Jack

Jack is a low-latency audio server designed for creating and editing high-quality audio on open source operating systems.

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Merit Award

pango

pango provides a framework for the layout and rendering of internationalized text. It supports all the world's languages through Unicode and helps open source software reach all the world's communities.

Read more about this winner here.


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