[Fwd: White Camel press release (fwd)]
leon at netcraft.co.uk
Thu Jun 24 03:30:40 CDT 1999
Of course, I'd nominate brian...
brian d foy wrote:
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sara Winge
> June 24, 1999
> 707/829-0515 x285
> sara at oreilly.com
> WHITE CAMEL AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED AT O'REILLY'S PERL CONFERENCE 3.0
> SEBASTOPOL, CA-The rare white camel, prized by desert-dwellers, is the
> inspiration for a new award recognizing the Perl community's "unsung
> heroes"-those who have devoted extraordinary creativity, energy, and time
> to the non-technical work that supports Perl's active and loyal user
> community. The White Camel awards will be presented to individuals who have
> made outstanding contributions to Perl Advocacy, Perl User Groups, and the
> Perl Community at O'Reilly's Perl Conference 3.0 on August 24, 1999. The
> camel has come to symbolize Perl since it first appeared on the cover of
> O'Reilly & Associates' classic Programming Perl in 1991.
> Perl Mongers (http://www.pm.org), a not-for-profit organization whose
> mission is to establish Perl user groups, conceived of and will administer
> the White Camel awards. Perl users will be able to nominate people for the
> awards at http://www.perl.com/whitecamel after July 8. The awards are
> sponsored by Perl Mongers, O'Reilly & Associates, and sourceXchange
> (http://www.sourceXchange.com), a web-based marketplace for Open Source
> "Perl's user community has had a huge role in its adoption and ongoing
> development ," said Madeline Schnapp, O'Reilly's Perl Product Manager.
> "With a marketing budget of zero, the community has championed a technology
> that has greater market share than its well-funded proprietary competitors.
> We're delighted that the Perl Mongers initiated the White Camel awards, and
> we're proud to sponsor them."
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