The 2007 White Camel awards for achievements in promoting the Perl community have been awarded to Norbert E. Grüner, Allison Randal and Tim O’Reilly.
Tim O’Reilly is not only the publisher of many Perl books, but also founder of The Perl Conference which began in 1997 and grew to become part of the Open Source Conference in later years. He has been a constant supporter of the Perl community over many years.
Allison Randal is architect of Parrot and was previously project manager for Perl 6, has acted as president of The Perl Foundation, and wrote the new version Artistic License 2.0 under which Perl and many related projects are released.
The White Camel awards were started in 1999 to acknowledge the work of Perl’s community leaders, and are awarded each year at the O’Reilly Open Source Conference.