Perl Mongers, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to establish Perl user groups, conceived of and will administer the White Camel awards. Perl users will be able to nominate people for the awards at http://www.perl.com/whitecamel after July 8. The awards are sponsored by Perl Mongers, O'Reilly & Associates, and sourceXchange, a web-based marketplace for Open Source development.
"Perl's user community has had a huge role in its adoption and ongoing development," said Madeline Schnapp, O'Reilly's Perl Product Manager. "With a marketing budget of zero, the community has championed a technology that has greater market share than its well-funded proprietary competitors. We're delighted that the Perl Mongers initiated the White Camel awards, and we're proud to sponsor them."
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
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