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O’Reilly Open Source Award 2011

July 28th, 2011

I just got the O’Reilly Open Source Award 2011 at OSCON at Portland, for my work on Jenkins. I’m quite humbled and honored, (and I certainly hope I can finally convince my wife that I’m doing my part in making the world better.)

For the past 7 years of the life of this project, I’ve really just simply doing what I enjoyed — writing software, making users happy, and working with other great people. Yes, I did get the ball started, but the next thing I knew there are other people around me, and together we’ve been pushing things forward in a pace that I couldn’t dream of. And now it’s almost as if the project has its own life. If anything, I think the Jenkins community as a whole deserves the award, not me. So here is a big thank you to you all.

The “divorce” drama early this year between Hudson/Jenkins was a drag, but now that that’s behind, Jenkins joined SPI, lots of community initiatives, and exciting things happening at CloudBees, I’m really looking forward to continue pushing the ball forward for years to come.

Long live Jenkins!

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  1. Andrew Bayer
    July 28th, 2011 at 12:11 | #1

    Congratulations! You most certainly do deserve this yourself – you’ve written most of the code, and you’ve done so much work to create the community. Sure, Jenkins wouldn’t be where it is today without the contributions of the entire community, but you’ve done a simply amazing job in originating the project and pushing so hard to make the community so welcoming of new contributors. I’m just sad that I left OSCON last night and missed your award!

  2. Bob Bickel
    July 28th, 2011 at 12:13 | #2

    Wow! Congratulations! You’ve created something that does really impact others – so your wife should now be proud…

  3. July 28th, 2011 at 12:15 | #3

    Unexpected but very well deserved. Congratulations to the community, and to you!

  4. July 28th, 2011 at 12:36 | #4

    Congrats Koshuke

  5. Rama Pulavarthi
    July 28th, 2011 at 14:50 | #5

    Congratulations Kohsuke, Well deserved.

  6. July 28th, 2011 at 16:37 | #6

    Well deserved Koshuke :) Congrats!

  7. July 28th, 2011 at 18:22 | #7

    Bravo! Bravo, Kohsuke!

  8. yone098
    July 28th, 2011 at 19:03 | #8


  9. July 29th, 2011 at 12:04 | #9

    Congratulations! This is a well deserved Award for your continuous effort making Jenkins the best CI solution available.

  10. Suresh Potiny
    July 29th, 2011 at 22:29 | #10

    Great job, Kohsuke. Congratulations.

  11. Emanuele Zattin
    July 30th, 2011 at 01:41 | #11

    Congratulations Kohsuke! The award would not be in worthier hands :)

  12. July 31st, 2011 at 05:05 | #12

    Congrats on winning the award, Koshuke! Well deserved ! Continue to be an inspiration to so many developers :)

  13. Jane Young
    August 1st, 2011 at 14:42 | #13


  14. Jeff Olson
    August 2nd, 2011 at 08:54 | #14

    Excellent! Congratulations to you.

  15. August 4th, 2011 at 11:54 | #15

    Ich bin auch der Meinung, weiter so…

  16. Leena
    August 8th, 2011 at 09:38 | #16


  17. Joshua Smith
    August 18th, 2011 at 18:10 | #17

    Awesome! Congrats.


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