The 7th annual O’Reilly Open Source Awards are now accepting applications for announcement at OSCON next month. Here is the basic information on the awards directly from O’Reilly:
The awards recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of Open Source Software. Past recipients have included Brian Aker, Angela Byron, Karl Fogel, Pamela Jones, Bruce Momjian, Chris Messina, David Recordon, and Andrew Tridgell. Last year they selected five individuals to honor: http://www.oscon.com/oscon2010/public/content/2010/07/20-os-awards. The nomination process is open to the entire open source community and all entries will be judges by the 2010 winners.
To nominate an OpenStack contributor, please complete the submission form at http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/public/sv/q/324.