Giving back the recognition to the Community was one of the most important things that JBoss can do to increase the community collaboration and continuous improvement of its projects. Last year, I was there (in Boston) receiving the community award for New Features and Bug Fixes.
This year my friend Esteban Aliverti (@ilesteban) was nominated to win the New Features category for the Drools Project. He has done a wonderful and invaluable job inside Drools Guvnor and the Drools Knowledge Agents. A very good way to pay him back to his contributions is to vote him:
It's a very good sign to see Drools, jBPM, Hibernate Search, Seam, etc with these strong contributors!
Stay Tuned for the results!