January 15, 2004

Debian developer wins Sun award

Matthew Palmer, a developer for the free Linux distribution, Debian GNU/Linux, has won the 2004 national Regional Delegates Program award at
Australia's national Linux conference, linux.conf.au. The award is sponsored by Sun Microsystems.

The announcement was made at the conference which is under way in Adelaide this week.

Palmer, a software developer from NSW, was given the award for development and management of eight software packages for the Debian project.

In a media release, Sun said Palmer had also made a significant contribution to the NSW ComputerBank project, an initiative to supply free GNU/Linux
systems to low-income individuals, community groups and disadvantaged schools.

Link: theage.com.au


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