[Wellington-pm] Grant McLean, NZ Open Source Awards champion

Douglas Bagnall douglas at halo.gen.nz
Thu Nov 8 13:42:46 PST 2012

Grant wrote:
> I should point out that

Just in case anyone here missed it, the real thing Grant neglected to
point out is that on Wednesday he won the Open Source Contributor prize
at NZOSA 2012 "for contributions to Perl and the wider open source
community". Well deserved too.

Rather than enumerate Grant's achievements directly (for that, watch
Francois Marier in the r2.co.nz recording), I will point out that one
of the runners-up wrote a 1553 page book on Linux system calls while
the other spends 14 hours a day helping people in PHP forums. Grant's
sacrifices for the community eclipsed both these efforts.

three cheers,


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