OpenUK has shared its fourth New Year’s Honours List for 2024, celebrating what it calls the ‘social influencers of open source’ in the UK.
Known well at Computer Weekly, OpenUK is a not-for-profit organisation representing the UK open community.
The organisation has partnered with data analytics services organisation Onalytica and used its algorithm technology to identify the top UK open source influencers.
It is now honouring them as part of our 2024 New Year’s Honour List which can be found here.
“One of the best things about my job. In 2024 we are celebrating 65 of the top code contributors to open source software across the UK,” said Amanda Brock, CEO of OpenUK. “We recognise your service and thank you.”
NOTE: Amanda Brook is the editor of the book, Open Source Software: Law, Policy and Practice”, 2nd Edition, published by Oxford University Press in Spring 2022 with open access sponsored by the Vietsch Foundation.
Brock and team say that the New Year’s honours list is a British tradition, marking the achievement of extraordinary people in the UK. As OpenUK celebrates its third such list King Charles III celebrates his first. The OpenUK honours system is designed to recognise contribution, achievement and service.
In line with this update, OpenUK gave Computer Weekly Open Source Insider the first chance to publish the below heatmap detailing where this year’s honorees hail from across the United Kingdom.