Year 2015 ends. Taking time to honor those peoples who work in Linux and Open Source community and don’t have deserved popularity. Maybe you use everyday several products from these peoples – this is your personal chance to say “thank you”.
Note: the first three winners will receive personal congratulations and “Happy New Year”. If you need to add something: notes, wishes or congratulations – feel free to write in comments or send private email to “tlhp at list.riseup.net”.
Who is the best in 2015, in your opinion?
- Richard Stallman (GNU) (24%, 2,031 Votes)
- Patrick Volkerding (Slackware Founder and Leader) (21%, 1,839 Votes)
- Lennart Poettering (systemd, Pulse Audio, Avahi) (21%, 1,785 Votes)
- Sarah Sharp (ex Linux kernel: USB3 & xHCI support) (8%, 708 Votes)
- Matthew Garrett (programmer, and free software activist) (6%, 510 Votes)
- Gabe Newell (Steam, many games has ported to Linux) (5%, 407 Votes)
- Linus Torvalds (Linux kernel, git) (5%, 401 Votes)
- Theo de Raadt (OpenBSD Leader) (2%, 176 Votes)
- Fabrice Bellard (ffmpeg, qemu) (2%, 158 Votes)
- Clement Lefebvre (Linux Mint Founder and Leader) (1%, 112 Votes)
- Greg Kroah-Hartman (Linux kernel) (1%, 95 Votes)
- Eric Hameleers (Slackware developer, "Alien BOB") (1%, 90 Votes)
- Matthew Miller (Fedora Project Leader) (1%, 89 Votes)
- Sébastien Jodogne (The Orthanc project, Reglue are Free Software Award winners) (1%, 76 Votes)
- Mark Shuttleworth (Ubuntu Leader) (1%, 71 Votes)
- Chris Mason (Btrfs) (0%, 27 Votes)
- Ryan C. Gordon (ported many games to Linux) (0%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 8,559
Have troubles – try this link for voting.
You also can add your forgotten hero in comments. Previous voting – Man of The Year 2014
End of voting: 01.01.2016 00:01 UTC.
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