Alan Cox, sometime maintainer of the Linux Kernel and well-known open source advocate, picked up a lifetime achievement award at the LinuxWorld awards in London on Wednesday night.
Picking up the award in front of a rapturous crowd, Cox stressed the strength of open source development. "Open source works because we all walk the path together," Cox said. "Whether the path is hard or easy, if you have OK people at your back anybody can walk any path."
Cox, who lives in Wales, has been involved with the Linux kernel since 1991, and was often considered number two in the Linux movement behind Linus Torvalds.