Award received in 2003
Andreas Koenig is the creator and maintainer of PAUSE, the Perl Authors Upload Server. Since 1995, PAUSE has allowed Perl module authors to contribute source code to CPAN and share it with the Perl community. Additionally, Andreas created the CPAN.pm module, which allows Perl programmers install modules from their local CPAN mirror with minimal effort. Andreas' efforts have been pivotal in making CPAN the cornerstone of Perl it is today.