In February, Linux Magazine contacted me, asking if I would be willing to accept the Linux New Media Award 2014 in the main category "Outstanding Contribution to Open Source/Linux/Free Software" on behalf of the Git community due to my involvement with evangelizing and vcsh. Needless to say, I was thrilled.
I managed to poke Junio via someone at
Google and he agreed. We also reached out within the German Git
community and two maintainers of
git submodule, Jens
Lehmann and Heiko Voigt, joined in as well. While we didn't manage
to hammer out interoperability issues of
git submodule due to time constraints and too much
beer, we are planning to follow up on that.
Git beat OpenStack, Python, and Ubuntu by a huge margin; sadly I don't have exact numbers (yet).
More details and a rather crummy photo can be found in Linux Magazine's article. A video of the whole thing will uploaded to this page soonish. If it appears that we kept our "speech" very short, that was deliberate after the somewhat prolonged speeches beforehand ;)
The aftershow event was nice even though the DJ refused to turn
down the music down to tolerable levels; his reaction to people
moving father away, and asking him to turn down the volume a bit,
was to turn it up... Anyway, given the mix of people present during
the award ceremony, very interesting discussions ensued. While I
failed to convert Klaus Knopper to
git, at least there's a chance
Schuhmacher will start using
maybe even push for a separation of
configuration and state in KDE.
The most interesting tidbits of the evening were shared by Abhisek Devkota of cyanogenmod fame. Without spilling any secrets it's safe to say that the future of cyanogenmod is looking extremely bright and that there are surprises in the works which will have quite the impact.
Last but not least, here's the physical prize: