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ZDNet UK: Linux luminaries to judge Euro Open Source awards

Oct 17, 2000, 13:42 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The first European Open Source Awards, sponsored by Linux hardware specialist VA Linux will be announced at the Paris LinuxExpo in February 2001."

"A panel of eminent experts will judge the awards. These are to include the founder of the Linux operating system Linus Torvalds, the director of Linux International Jon "maddog" Hall and chief technical officer for SuSE Linux, Dirk Hohndel. The panel will be chaired by the president of VA Linux, Larry Augustine."

"The new awards reflect the importance of Europe to the development of open source technologies, says Augustin. "Europe has a strong open source tradition, with many talented developers and vendors who are actively contributing to its growth," he says in a release. "Together with other Linux companies and software developers, we'd like to recognise the achievements and contributions of some of the most brilliant minds of the IT world through the European Open Source Award."

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