Mozilla Award Winners!

Tuesday March 21st, 2000

The Mozilla Award votes have been tallied, and the winners are listed below. Thanks to everyone who participated in the nomination and voting process, and special thanks to the winners and all the nominees for their great contributions to Mozilla!

All winners receive a $150 gift certificate to, courtesy of Frank Hecker and Mike Shaver, and a $100 gift certificate for O'Reilly books courtesy of Dale Dougherty at O'Reilly Network.

Mastah Codah

Dave Hyatt wins the Mastah Codah award for his brilliant work on XUL and XBL, additions that have made Mozilla more than just a "browser".

Methodical Man

Asa Dotzler picks up the prize in the Methodical Man category, for his great work organizing Bug Day, maintaining Brower general bugs, and helping novice bug reporters become experienced Bugzilla users.

Ol' Dirty Keyboard

Dave Baron wins in the Ol' Dirty Keyboard category for his amazing contributions to debugging of the Mozilla style system. Without Dave, Mozilla's CSS wouldn't be what it is today - the best on the planet.

GhostBug Killah

Bruce Mitchener walks away with the GhostBug Killah award for his outstanding work tracking down memory leaks and keeping the pressure on developers to get 'em fixed.

Inspectah Doc

And last but not least, Alec Flett has won the Inspectah Doc award for his work on the Mail/News architecture documentation.

We will be doing a more formal presentation at the Mozilla 3.0 party on April 6th, and may have some other awards to give at that time, as well. Hope to see you there!

#1 other awards ?

by Lynggaard

Tuesday March 21st, 2000 4:04 PM

what this about:

"and may have some other awards to give at that time, as well. Hope to see you there!"

#2 Answer...

by mozineAdmin

Tuesday March 21st, 2000 4:10 PM

In our description of the Mozilla Awards, we reserved the right to give away awards to people who we think are deserving of special notice, even though they were not nominated for any particular award (or were not allowed to be nominated according to the "fine print" rules in the Award description).

#3 Thanks.

by asa

Tuesday March 21st, 2000 4:24 PM

Thanks for the votes. Mozilla is my hobby and my daily dose of fun. Thanks to everyone who has been filing good bugs. Thanks to everyone showing up to BugDay to help out or just hang out. Thanks to Mike Shaver, Frank Hecker, and Dale Dougherty for providing some great prizes (I can finally get some RAM). A definite thanks to who I voted for in this award. And thanks to Chris Nelson for and #mozillazine (where you can find BugDay every Tuesday evening). Thanks to, Alan,, Lynggaard, Gerv, KaiRo, sits, wares,, ryuzi and all the other #mozillazine regulars for making Mozilla better and making it fun.


(You know it -- Posted with Mozilla)

#6 Re: Thanks.

by thelem

Wednesday March 22nd, 2000 10:53 AM

Awww, don't we get to see you break down in tears? That is the best bit of any award ceremony.

#8 Re: Re: Thanks.

by ywwg

Thursday March 23rd, 2000 5:42 PM

Yeah, right before he gets dragged off the stage for taking too long. That music just keeps on rising! :)

#4 WTG

by daddydago

Tuesday March 21st, 2000 4:25 PM

Congradulations to all the winners

#5 Congrats to everyone!!

by Waldo

Tuesday March 21st, 2000 6:45 PM

<cheese> Big congrats to the nominees & winners... because of your hard work, we're all winners! </cheese>

I'm gonna try to get my ass to SF on the 6th... maybe I'll seeya there! W

#7 Congratulations

by drel

Wednesday March 22nd, 2000 12:50 PM

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees. Now if I could just find my ebonics translator and figure out what the awards were _for_...

#9 Question: Why the gangsta rap lingo?

by superyooser

Monday March 27th, 2000 4:02 PM

Ol' Dirty Keyboard? GhostBug Killah? This is reference to Ol' Dirty Bastard and Ice T's "Cop Killa", right?

Do we want to be associated with this?: (link to lyrics of ODB - Get children away from the computer!)

#10 Re: Question: Why the gangsta rap lingo?

by frankhecker

Monday March 27th, 2000 8:45 PM

You can blame me for the award names. I was trying to avoid dull category names, and hit upon the idea of doing award names parodying names used by members of the Wu-Tang Clan. There's no other meaning, subtext, implication, etc., intended.