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O'Reilly: Larry Wall Wins Free Software Foundation Award

Oct 20, 1998, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])

... the Free Software Foundation called Perl "a tool that takes the UNIX ideas of flexibility and portability further than almost any program before it."

Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO, O'Reilly & Associates, stated:

"Larry's patch program allowed people to share modifications to existing programs..., encouraging a style of distributed software development that has proven to be the most powerful methodology available. Similarly, Larry's idiosyncratic Perl language turned out to be a key enabler for the explosion of active content on the World Wide Web."

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