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Thursday March 9th, 2000

MozillaZine and mozilla.org are proud to be sponsoring the first ever Mozilla Awards. We will be giving awards in five categories, based on nominations and votes from our mozillaZine readers. To read more about the awards, click "Full Article..." below (be sure to read the "fine print" at the end regarding who is not eligible for awards). Then, enter the forum for this article and give us your nominations (you need to be a mz member to participate in our forums. When you nominate, be sure to include the category (you can abbreviate) and the nominee's name in the subject, and in the message body describe why you are nominating them, and provide links to examples if you've got them (no HTML is allowed in our posts; it's best to just place the URLs on lines by themselves). We will accept nominations until the 13th, and the voting will start soon after. Show a contributor how much you appreciate their help on Mozilla!


#1 Voting system?

by MattyT <matty@box.net.au>

Thursday March 9th, 2000 4:43 AM

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I assume the voting system is optional preferential rather than first past the post - it's the only true voting system!

#2 The voting...

by mozineAdmin

Thursday March 9th, 2000 6:03 AM

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will not occur in the forums like the nominations, but will also be mz members only.

#3 Screw the fine print

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Thursday March 9th, 2000 7:13 AM

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Screw the fine print. I nominate Chris Nelson and mozillaZine for the Old Dirty Keyboard award as well as any yet unannounced awards having to to with plain kickin' ass on the Mozilla advocacy front. Chris, you rock!

Asa

(you know it -- posted with Mozilla)

#4 Re: Screw the fine print

by petejc <pete@mozdev.org>

Thursday March 9th, 2000 7:56 AM

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I second that . . .

#5 Re: Screw the fine print

by kerz <jason@mozillazine.org>

Thursday March 9th, 2000 8:50 AM

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I am being double bad, as I work here, and this won't count for beans, but I third that. Chris works his butt off, all for nothing but the satisfaction of you folks. Thanks Chris!

#18 Re: Screw the fine print

by sdm

Friday March 10th, 2000 7:19 AM

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I suggest we have a Chris Nelson category, for which I nominate...Chris Nelson. (apologies to the slashdot beanie awards :)

#11 Re: Screw the fine print

by asj

Thursday March 9th, 2000 7:45 PM

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Chris Nelson and mozillaZine really should get the Ol Dirty Keyboard (ODK) award!!

#6 My votes

by momoi

Thursday March 9th, 2000 12:26 PM

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1. Masta Codah: <m_kato@ga2.so-net.ne.jp> The great m_kato checked in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean input method editor feature enabling users all language versions of Windows to input in these languagesvia MS Global IME.

2. Inspectah Doc: Ryuzi Kambe, Japanese MozillaZine maintainer. Truly great service and many other evangelical works ryuzi has done is worth a prize. <kambe@po.across.or.jp>

3. ODK: The entire Japanese localization team who has been localicalizing Mozilla since M9. Yuta Taniguchi <<rwreki24@cypress.ne.jp>> Ryoichi Furukawa <<oliver@1000cp.com>> Kazu Yamamoto <<progre@tky2.3web.ne.jp>>

These people have made incredible contributions.

#7 Nomination

by Gerv

Thursday March 9th, 2000 1:32 PM

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Methodical Man: <zach@math.berkeley.edu>

Gerv

#8 Gerv, could you explain further...

by mozineAdmin

Thursday March 9th, 2000 1:50 PM

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...your reasons for nominating <zach@math.berkeley.edu> (so people can better understand his contributions?)

Thanks,

mozineAdmin

#9 I would like to second this

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Thursday March 9th, 2000 2:07 PM

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Zach is a Bugzilla monster. He does more work in keeping that database organized than any one I can think of outside of Netscape (and beats a lot of them too). Zach is an awesome expiditer and makes Mozilla better faster by his contributions.

Asa

(you know it -- posted with Mozilla)

#19 Richard Zach's Mailnews bug triages

by benb <mozilla@bucksch.org>

Friday March 10th, 2000 8:25 AM

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He helped a lot in sorting out Mailnews bugs, sending them to the right developers and making hints to related bugs. He showed impressive understanding of the app. Filed Mailnews bugs: <http://bugzilla.mozilla.o…se+same+sort+as+last+time> (160) Filed non-Mailnews bugs: <http://bugzilla.mozilla.o…se+same+sort+as+last+time> (109) CC on Mailnews bugs: <http://bugzilla.mozilla.o…se+same+sort+as+last+time> (41) CC on non-Mailnews bugs: <http://bugzilla.mozilla.o…se+same+sort+as+last+time> (113) ("Added comment" not listed here for performance reasons)

#10 Bruce

by sford

Thursday March 9th, 2000 5:33 PM

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I only know him by bruce, but he is by far the most important person with regard to memory leaks, and other "minor" problems, that some people did not care about. Ghostbug Killah

#17 Re: Bruce

by spaetz <Sebastian@SSpaeth.de>

Friday March 10th, 2000 5:41 AM

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Yeah, <Bruce@cybersight.com> (correct spelled?). He's the man!!! I'd give give him the special [MLK] award (=Mozilla Leakage Killer).

#44 Re: Bruce

by dmose <dmose@mozilla.org>

Monday March 13th, 2000 11:20 AM

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That'd be Bruce Mitchener, and I'll second that nomination. Mozilla would be so much worse off if it weren't for his tireless efforts with Purify.

#12 asadotzler@netscape.net

by asj

Thursday March 9th, 2000 8:22 PM

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I nominate asa for "Methodical Man/Woman" (for excellence in Mozilla testing). He has taken over the browser general bugs and also helps out with new people that are "iffy" about how to report a bug and come to #mozillazine. He is extreamly helpful in #mozillazine for other questions, problems ect...

#13 bryner@uiuc.edu

by asj

Thursday March 9th, 2000 8:30 PM

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I nominate <bryner@uiuc.edu> for "Masta Codah" (for excellence in Mozilla development). He is very helpful and is doing the Mouse Wheel work.

#14 Nomination

by momoi

Friday March 10th, 2000 12:51 AM

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ODK category:

Henrik Lynggaard: Danish Localization guru, bug filer, active discussant and contributor on Mozilla-l10n newsgroup.

To top all of this, he has contributed a great Localization Tool (GUI-based localization and leveraging tool) which can be used for both 1-byte languagtes and 2-byte languages like Chinese, Japanese, and Korean thus benefitting many localization project volnteers. This tool is updated regularly to make it better.

#15 I nominate

by momoi

Friday March 10th, 2000 12:56 AM

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[This was mistakenly posted as a reply to some msg. It deserves better and so is reposted at the top level.]

ODK category:

Henrik Lynggaard: Danish Localization guru, bug filer, active discussant and contributor on Mozilla-l10n newsgroup.

To top all of this, he has contributed a great Localization Tool (GUI-based localization and leveraging tool) which can be used for both 1-byte languagtes and 2-byte languages like Chinese, Japanese, and Korean thus benefitting many localization project volnteers. This tool is updated regularly to make it better.

#35 Re: I nominate

by irve

Sunday March 12th, 2000 2:30 AM

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I would like to support this nomination, hes tool has been a great help.

#16 votes

by venn <andreas.otte@primus-online.de>

Friday March 10th, 2000 2:42 AM

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I would like to nominate <sidr@albedo.net> in the categorys "Methodical Man/Woman" and "Ol' Dirty Keyboard" for tremendously helping in commenting on bugs, simplifing them and contributing test cases.

#20 Inspectah Doc: rhp

by benb <mozilla@bucksch.org>

Friday March 10th, 2000 9:40 AM

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Richard H. Pizzarro wrote comprehensive code documentation for libmime, the part of Mailnews he maintains. Although a bit dated now, it is very helpful in understanding this "idiosyncratic" object system.

<http://www.mozilla.org/ma…/libmime-description.html> <http://www.mozilla.org/ma…ontent-type-handlers.html>

#33 Alecf

by benb <mozilla@bucksch.org>

Saturday March 11th, 2000 5:54 PM

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I think, Alec Flett deserves to be mentioned for promptly writing Mailnews 5.0 architecture docs <http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/arch/> , after calls for high level docs araised at n.p.m.mail-news. For power users, the account docs <http://www.mozilla.org/ma…/arch/accountmanager.html> are especially of interest.

#21 Matt Thomas for Usability Weenie

by trudelle <trudelle@acm.org>

Friday March 10th, 2000 4:57 PM

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I nominate Matt Thomas for Usability Weenie. He has been a strong proponent for usability on n.p.m.UI, and has repeatedly followed through on Bugzilla. He has proposed several design layouts, and drafted a menu spec. A real standout!

#22 Goodger, Better, Best

by trudelle <trudelle@acm.org>

Friday March 10th, 2000 5:08 PM

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I nominate Ben Goodger for the Goodger, Better, Best award. He has done the UI for several dialogs, some awesome skins, and is now leading the skinnability push. He is the Mozart of XUL!

#23 Rookie of the Year

by trudelle <trudelle@acm.org>

Friday March 10th, 2000 5:25 PM

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I nominate Pavlov (aka Stuart Parmenter) for Rookie of the Year. He started on this project as a high school kid in Georgia, but he's already a real Silicon Valley Pro. He is the Linux lead for XPToolkit, got us on GTK, now owns that module, and has done numerous features, bugfixes, and major performance enhancements. (BTW, it would be expecially appropriate if you could get Sarah Michelle Gellar to present his award.)

#24 Hyatt for MVP

by trudelle <trudelle@acm.org>

Friday March 10th, 2000 5:44 PM

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I nominate David Hyatt for MVP (Most Variable Player). He alternates between not being able to use his hands at all for weeks on end (I think he bends the bits with his mind), to cranking out new languages (XUL, XBL), widgets (trees, XPMenus), features (skins), and performance enhancements, etc in an hour or two of amazing wizardry. Dozens of engineers make daily pilgrimage to his cube to seek wise counsel. Others curse his searing midnight missives. Either way, we wouldn't be anywhere without him; he is the most!

#32 Re: Hyatt for MVP

by phil

Saturday March 11th, 2000 5:04 PM

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People often mention Hyatt's hands. What is he suffering from?

#25 The usual duo

by pierresas <pierresaslawsky@yahoo.com>

Friday March 10th, 2000 5:46 PM

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In the Methodical Man and Ol' Dirty Keyboard categories, I nominate Ian Hickson and David Baron for their lifetime achievements on the Style System.

#26 Nominations: leaf and Pavlov

by edburns

Friday March 10th, 2000 6:44 PM

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I nominate leaf and Pavlov. They've done countless things for the project.

#27 Christine Begle Methodical Woman

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Friday March 10th, 2000 8:19 PM

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<cbegle@mozilla.org> designed and constructed a bug reporting tool for the masses (with a really cool simple search form for querying bugzilla). Her Bug Helper can be found at <http://www.mozilla.org/quality/help/bug-form.html> Her contributions to better bug reporting can also be found in the excellent "Help Mozilla Performance" how-to on submitting performacne related bugs which can be found at <http://www.mozilla.org/qu…ity/help/performance.html> And finally and of great matter to me and many others, Christine has been a leader in the effort to get people involved in testing and bugwork by making them feel like valuable contributers to the project.

This last part is about attitude more than anything and I'd like it branched into a new award with cbegle as one of my nominees and Seth Speitzer (<sspitzer@netscape.com>)as the other. This catagory could be called something like "S/He Gets It - Best Open Source Attitude from a Netscape paid employee" Making 3rd parties feel welcome takes time and effort. I believe it will play a great part in Mozilla's success and would like to see those who "Get It" be rewarded.

Asa

#34 Re: Christine Begle and "Get it"

by benb <mozilla@bucksch.org>

Saturday March 11th, 2000 6:03 PM

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She also wrote JProf <http://lxr.mozilla.org/mo…e/tools/jprof/README.html> , which is very helpful (essential?) in performance work and now used in other open source project[s] as well.

I also think, a "Gets it" award would be useful to strengthen conciousness about the open source nature of Mozilla, although I would prefer a less offensive name (no, I don't have suggestions).

#38 Re: Re: Christine Begle and "Get it"

by dbaron <dbaron@dbaron.org>

Monday March 13th, 2000 7:51 AM

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JProf was written by Jim Nance, and was based on Kipp Hickman's leaky.

#36 Re: Seth Spitzer Gets It

by venn <andreas.otte@primus-online.de>

Sunday March 12th, 2000 2:50 AM

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I second Seth Spitzers nomination for the "S/He Gets It" award. He was most helpful to me with suggestions and testing. Normal workday or weekend. No (dumb) question got unanswered. I would also like to nominate Judson Valeski (<valeski@netscape.com>) in the same category.

#28 Christine Begle Methodical Woman

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Friday March 10th, 2000 8:29 PM

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<cbegle@mozilla.org> designed and constructed a bug reporting tool for the masses (with a really cool simple search form for querying bugzilla). Her Bug Helper can be found at <http://www.mozilla.org/quality/help/bug-form.html> Her contributions to better bug reporting can also be found in the excellent "Help Mozilla Performance" how-to on submitting performacne related bugs which can be found at <http://www.mozilla.org/qu…ity/help/performance.html> And finally and of great matter to me and many others, Christine has been a leader in the effort to get people involved in testing and bugwork by making them feel like valuable contributers to the project.

This last part is about attitude more than anything and I'd like it branched into a new award with cbegle as one of my nominees and Seth Speitzer (<sspitzer@netscape.com>)as the other. This catagory could be called something like "S/He Gets It - Best Open Source Attitude from a Netscape paid employee" Making 3rd parties feel welcome takes time and effort. I believe it will play a great part in Mozilla's success and would like to see those who "Get It" be rewarded.

Asa

#29 Roger B. Sidje for "Masta Codah"

by venn <andreas.otte@primus-online.de>

Saturday March 11th, 2000 5:07 AM

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I nominate <rbs@maths.uq.edu.au> (Roger B. Sidje) as "Masta Codah" for his mathml work.

#30 Keith Visco for "Masta Codah&q

by venn <andreas.otte@primus-online.de>

Saturday March 11th, 2000 5:16 AM

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I nominate Keith Visco <<kvisco@ziplink.net>> as "Masta Codah" for his work on the XSLT integration into mozilla. Not much visible yet, but that will hopefully change soon.

#31 Warren Harris for Masta Codah and Inspectah Doc

by venn <andreas.otte@primus-online.de>

Saturday March 11th, 2000 11:12 AM

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I nominate both Warren Harris and Rick Potts as "Masta Codah" and "Inspectah Doc" for their kicking ass design/implementation of the new network library "Necko".

#37 Adam Lock for Masta Codah

by hto

Monday March 13th, 2000 1:01 AM

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I nominate Adam Lock for Masta Codah for his Mozilla ActiveX Control work.

#39 Tao cheng for "Get it"

by Lynggaard <Lynggaard@netscape.net>

Monday March 13th, 2000 8:48 AM

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I would like to nominate Tao cheng for the "Gets it" category, for his effort of making all the l10n people welcome

#40 I'll second that (n/t)

by Fredrik_S

Monday March 13th, 2000 9:28 AM

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#42 FYI - there is no "Gets it" category...

by mozineAdmin

Monday March 13th, 2000 11:10 AM

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so we won't be giving an award. Please try to keep your nominations to the 5 categories listed in the Awards description.

Thanks.

#45 so make one...

by Lynggaard <Lynggaard@netscape.net>

Monday March 13th, 2000 12:39 PM

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make one... plain and simple.

"Gets it" people certainly also deserves credit.

#41 Pete Collins for 'Ol' Dirty Keyboard'

by briank

Monday March 13th, 2000 10:40 AM

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I'd like to nominate Pete Collins for his early work on the script editor, his contributions to the newsgroups, his chrome work and well, just for being Pete.

#43 Chris Seawood for ODK

by dmose <dmose@mozilla.org>

Monday March 13th, 2000 11:18 AM

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For doing the heavy lifting in moving Mozilla from a proprietary build system to autoconf.

#46 Jeff Tsai for Ghostbug Killah

by mx80 <zach@math.berkeley.edu>

Monday March 13th, 2000 1:12 PM

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I'd like to nominate Jeff Tsai (jefft) for Ghostbug Killah. His bug fixes in MailNews, especially interoperability and namespace issues for IMAP handling, have made Mozilla Mail usable for me.

#47 brian ryner, ben goodger, chris seawood

by sspitzer <sspitzer@mozilla.com>

Monday March 13th, 2000 3:15 PM

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I'd like to nominate <bryner@uiuc.edu> and <ben@netscape.com>.

bryner, for his mousewheel work and his finger protocol work.

ben, rewrote the profile UI while he was still a student in NZ.

cls, for his autoconf work. building 5.0 is a dream, where building 4.x was a nightmare.

#48 Some more....

by KaiRo <KaiRo@KaiRo.at>

Monday March 13th, 2000 4:44 PM

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I'd like to nominate Troy Chevalier (<troy@netscape.com>), Vidur Apparao (<vidur@netscape.com>) and Michael Lowe (<michael.lowe@bigfoot.com>) as Ghostbug Killah for their work on incremental reflow (performance) - see bug 17325.

For Inspectah Doc, I'd like to nominate Tao Cheng (<tao@netscape.com>) for maintaining the MLP (Mozilla Localization Project) page <http://www.mozilla.org/pr…ts/intl/xul-how2l10n.html>, icluding l10n contributors, downloads, and a HowTo.

My Mastah Codah nominees are Dave Hyatt (<hyatt@netscape.com>) for his UI work (don't expect a list) as well as Ben Goodger (<ben@netscape.com>), and Pete Collins (<pete@alphanumerica.com>) for the Aphrodite (aka OpenSourceUI) work.

Finally, I'd like to nominate Henrik Lynggard (<Lynggaard@netscape.net>), the norwegian L10n contributor and MozillaTranslator maker and Ryoichi Furukawa (<oliver@1000cp.com>) as a placeholder for the whole Japanese L10n team, both for their L10n work. Henrik and the Japanese guys are probably the most active of the MLP contributors.

I'd nominate all L10n contributors for ODK if that wouldn't result in a very, very long list.... So I left the most important and most active ones...

#49 Re: Some more....

by KaiRo <KaiRo@KaiRo.at>

Monday March 13th, 2000 4:48 PM

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I've missed the category for Henrik Lyggaard and Ryoichi Furukawa: it's ODK as I states afterwards. Sorry.

#50 Dont wanna rain on your parade, but...

by Lynggaard <Lynggaard@netscape.net>

Tuesday March 14th, 2000 3:37 PM

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Im from Denmark and not norway ;->

Cheers from denmark and thanx for the nomination Henrik Lynggaard

#51 BETTER PRIZES, MOZILLAZINE ADMIN!!!

by shk41

Thursday March 16th, 2000 11:19 AM

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I say prizes should be something like free stock in Netscape!!! I think we deserve more than wu-tang names for all this hard work!!!

#52 My nominations: mlefevre, timeless, bz, gerv...

by danielwang <stolenclover@yahoo.com.tw>

Monday May 9th, 2005 9:26 AM

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** Methodical Man/Woman ** mlefevre, timeless: these two have been a long time QA, each having resolved 1000+ bugs as invalid/worksforme/duplicate/fixed, many testcases, and other QA contributors. They are also two of the finest community members: friendly to others, receptive to ideas, and helpful for other new and old contributors Boris Zbarsky (bz) & gerv: some of you might know them as a developer and the licensing dude, but I'm nonimating them for being great QA community leaders. Despite their busy schedule, they are not shy in showing appreciation and they assist new QAs get in the program. Without these two, I'd never have stay this far.

** Inspectah Doc ** R. J. Keller: If he does not deserve this award, I don't know who else does. When Netscape fired most of their Mozilla staff, they also fired every one involved in the Help files. A few contributors attempted to pick up the slack, but due to lack of reviews, the project didn't go anywhere until R. J. Keller came. Without him, the Mozilla Help would still be outdated, and there will be no Firefox Help viewer/documentation and Thunderbird Help.

Gunnar Jurdzik: the owner of the unofficial Mozilla FAQ site. Besides the great help he has provided (through Web site, e-mail, and newsgroups), his site's ad program has also allowed him to donate $$ to m.o. (Gunnar, if this is confidential, sorry)

raiph: the "press" guy of sfx, one of the most active member when m.o. finally began thinking about marketing with the marketing-public mailing list, and one of the writers of the Mozilla 1.0 FAQ.

Jay Garcia: formally Netscape Champion, and now a Mozilla Champion. Owner of the Unofficial Netscape FAQ page. One of the most helpful guys I know of in our Mozilla newsgroups.

David Tenser: creator of the Firefox and Thunderbird Help sites.

** Ol' Dirty Keyboard (ODK) **

bz & gerv

Tristan Nitot: founder of Mozilla Europe

Jesse Ruderman: owner of the Burning Edge, a very helpful site for our testers. He has filed 100+ security bug reports, and his sites also contain many helpful user documentation.

and I would also like to nominate everyone involved in the creation of mozdev.org and MozillaZine. Without you guys, we will never be here :-)

#53 Re: My nominations: mlefevre, timeless, bz, gerv..

by danielwang <stolenclover@yahoo.com.tw>

Monday May 9th, 2005 9:31 AM

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sorry, the format is all weird. Here's the list of names

Methodical Man/Woman: --- mlefevre --- timeless --- boris zbarsky ---gerv Inspectah Doc: --- R. J. Keller --- Gunnar Jurdzik --- raiph --- Jay Garcia --- David Tenser Ol' Dirty Keyboard: --- bz --- gerv --- Tristan Nitot --- Jesse Ruderman --- & mozdev.org / MozillaZine founders