O’Reilly Open Source Award 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!

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Andrew Bayer says:

    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 says:

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

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

  4. Sreekanth says:

    Congrats Koshuke

  5. Rama Pulavarthi says:

    Congratulations Kohsuke, Well deserved.

  6. Well deserved Koshuke 🙂 Congrats!

  7. jieryn says:

    Bravo! Bravo, Kohsuke!

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  9. Ingo RIchter says:

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

  10. Suresh Potiny says:

    Great job, Kohsuke. Congratulations.

  11. Emanuele Zattin says:

    Congratulations Kohsuke! The award would not be in worthier hands 🙂

  12. Vishwanath says:

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

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  14. Jeff Olson says:

    Excellent! Congratulations to you.

  15. Michael W. says:

    Ich bin auch der Meinung, weiter so…

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  17. Joshua Smith says:

    Awesome! Congrats.


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