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

Grant McLean grant at mclean.net.nz
Thu Nov 8 13:53:45 PST 2012

On Fri, 2012-11-09 at 10:42 +1300, Douglas Bagnall wrote:
> 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.

a) I am currently blushing
b) I'm glad Douglas wasn't presenting the award :-)

Thanks for the kind words.


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