Perl White Camel Awards 2003
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Robert Spier is one of the volunteer sysadmins for perl.org. Working alongside 2001 White Camel recipient Ask Bjorn Hansen, Robert's unflagging efforts ensure that perl.org's mailing lists, websites, CVS repositories, mail archives and news servers stay up and running. Robert has also taken responsibility for revamping bug tracking for Perl by managing RT installations for Perl, as well as Parrot, CPAN modules and other ancillary Perl projects.
Jarkko Hietaniemi is a longtime contributor to the Perl language and the Perl community. Among his many efforts are creating CPAN, the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network. In his role as CPAN's Self-Appointed Master Librarian (OOK!), Jarkko has managed the master CPAN archive since its creation in 1995. Most Perl programmers cite CPAN as one of the best features of Perl; Jarkko's constant dedication is what makes CPAN possible.
Andreas Koenig is the creator and maintainer of PAUSE, the Perl Authors Upload Server. Since 1995, PAUSE has allowed Perl module authors to contribute source code to CPAN and share it with the Perl community. Additionally, Andreas created the CPAN.pm module, which allows Perl programmers install modules from their local CPAN mirror with minimal effort. Andreas' efforts have been pivotal in making CPAN the cornerstone of Perl it is today.