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Start an open source project get knighted

Who says open source doesn't pay.  Just noticed on Slashdot that "Tim Berners-Lee has been promoted to Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire" http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3357073.stm

Matthew Lock
Tuesday, December 30, 2003

The knighthood was for initiating the work that made the web possible as a distributed source of information. It was not for developing an "open source project."

Me and the view out the window
Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Pfff.  What has the Web done for us lately? ;-)

Robert Jacobson
Wednesday, December 31, 2003

To put things in perspective, I noticed on the link about his being Knighted, that the coach of a Rugby team was also Knighted.

Creating the web is as good as winning at Rugby.  Coaching may even pay better.

john
Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Not quite "a rugby team", it was more "the England rugby team"...

Katie
Thursday, January 01, 2004

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