"A mix of tongue-in-cheek 'mock' awards followed by a
respectful recognition of those who made 2000 a good year for
"Special Awards (aka the Serious Ones)
Time to shift gears and acknowledge those whose work benefitted the
community at large this year. I do not think it necessary to rank
people's accomplishments or work, so the following is an unranked
list of people who made this year a better year for PPC/Linux.
"Our Greatest Loss
On July 11, Joel Klecker (aka Espy) passed away at 21 years of age.
Noone who saw 'Espy' in #mklinux knew that behind that handle was a
young man suffering from a form of muscular dystrophy. Most people
only knew him as 'the Debian glibc guy' and had no idea of the
hardships Joel fought. Though physically impaired, he shared his
great mind with others. Joel Klecker (aka Espy) will be