Google Open Source Peer Bonus Program

Friday, September 23, 2016

Five years ago the Open Source Programs Office established the Open Source Peer Bonus Program to remind Googlers of the importance of the myriad developers outside of Google who keep open source healthy and growing.

The program works like this: we invite Googlers to nominate open source developers outside of the company who deserve recognition for their contributions to interesting open source projects including those used by Google. After review by a team of volunteer engineers, the recipients receive our heartfelt thanks and a small token of our appreciation.

We have recognized more than 500 open source developers from 30+ countries who have contributed their time and talent to over 400 open source projects.

Having just finished the latest round of the program, we’d like to recognize the individuals and the projects they worked on. Here’s everyone who gave us permission to thank them publicly:

Name Project Name Project
Olli Etuaho ANGLE Alexander Morozov Go programming language
Minko Gechev Angular Joel Sing LibreSSL
Georgios Kalpakas Angular Daniel Borkmann Linux kernel
Spencer Low AOSP (Android) Michael Ellerman Linux kernel
Holden Karau Apache Spark Heiko Stuebner Linux kernel
Dave Taht Bufferbloat Jonathan Garbee Material Design Lite
Leon Han Chromium Chris Sullo Nikto
Yoav Weiss Chromium Carl Friedrich Bolz PyPy
Rob Wu Chromium Brett Cannon Python
Faisal Vali Clang Raymond Hettinger Python
Matt Godbolt Compiler Explorer Tim Peters Python
Paul Kocialkowski coreboot Tully Foote ROS
Jonathan Kollasch coreboot Igor Babuschkin TensorFlow
Nicolas Reinecke coreboot Yuan Tang TensorFlow
Werner Zeh coreboot Hanno Boeck The Fuzzing Project
Daniel Greenfeld Django Khaled Hosny TruFont
Eric Whitney ext4 Tom Rini U-Boot
Ben Martin FontForge Caitlin Potter V8
Dmitri Shuralyov go-github Brian Behlendorf ZFS on Linux

Congratulations all and thank you so much for your contributions to the open source community!

By Helen Hu, Open Source Programs Office