2014 Nominations

Andrew Tridgell

  • Being generally awesome! Git is allegedly named after him! Authored the Samba file server and co-developed rsync. Releases all his code and data for automated detection and classification of objects with UAV's. Deconstructs proprietary standards and protocols and releases free and open software compatible frameworks to interface with the h

Andy Gelme

  • Andy has been instrumental in progressing Open Hardware within Victoria specifically and across Australia as a whole. His passion and enthusiasm have giving rise not only to the Community Connected Hackerspace in Malvern, but have spurred the development of other Hacker and Makerspaces across Victoria.

John Ferlito

  • John was the president of Linux Australia from June 2010 until 2012 inclusive. He was a tireless volunteer for LA, at times spending part-time job levels of hours on LA. His major contributions include (with Josh Hesketh, not eligible this year) making it much easier for LUGs and events like PyCon AU to run under the Linux Australia incorp

Lana Brindley

  • Lana has been the major force behind the survival and growth of the Haecksen miniconference at LCA in recent years, having been the lead organiser in 2011, 2012 and 2014. In addition, she was a core team member for LCA 2013.

Michael Davies

  • For quietly but consistently supporting FOSS and many successive years of leading or supporting various LCA papers committees

Peter Lieverdink

  • Peter exemplifies everything that the Rusty Wrench is about. He spent many years on both the Admin and Webteam, as well as several years on Council, never complaining or moaning once, but just getting on and getting the job done. He not only contributes to both Debian and Ubuntu linux projects, he is also a core contributor to Puppet, mari

Richard Jones

  • Richard Jones has repeatedly been a core volunteer for the OSDC conference, especially when it's been in Melbourne. He has chaired the program committee at least once (2008) and probably other times. In addition, he was the founder or co-founder of the separate PyCon AU conference, which is now I think actually larger than OSDC. In addi

Stephen Walsh

  • The consistently dedicated work with LCA and his very friendly and welcoming nature towards the noobs.

Steve Walsh

  • Apart from his involvement with Linux Australia and the Canberra Linux User Group, Steve has time and again been instumental in providing network admin talent to a large number of Linux Conf's since the mid 2000's. He's been one of those people that when he says he's going to get something done, you can be sure that it'll happen. Steve has

tonyb from #linux-aus on freenode

  • for pointing out the hole in this form