Award received in 2003
Jarkko Hietaniemi is a longtime contributor to the Perl language and the Perl community. Among his many efforts are creating CPAN, the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network. In his role as CPAN's Self-Appointed Master Librarian (OOK!), Jarkko has managed the master CPAN archive since its creation in 1995. Most Perl programmers cite CPAN as one of the best features of Perl; Jarkko's constant dedication is what makes CPAN possible.