At the recent linux.conf.au 2019, held in Christchurch, New Zealand, former Linux Australia President, and current Vice-President, Joshua Hesketh, was awarded the Rusty Wrench for outstanding service to the Australian opensource community.
Prior to being awarded the Rusty Wrench, Josh had served with distinction on the Linux Australia Council for several years, including three terms as President. He has also been instrumental in two Hobart, Tasmania-based linux.conf.au events, in 2009 and 2017. He has also volunteered on several safety, diversity and inclusion teams, in so doing strengthening and widening our community.
Currently employed by Germany-based SuSE, Josh embodies all the values upheld by Linux Australia, and is widely respected by all sectors of the Australian opensource community.
The Rusty Wrench Award recognises outstanding contributions to the Australian open source community, and is eponymously named for its inaugural recipient, Rusty Russell.