“Distinction” is the noun for the adjective “Distinguished”. The ACM Distinguished Member Recognition Program recognizes those who have “achieved a significant impact on the computing field.” Curiously, the ideals and practices of Open Source software are heavily under-represented. Why is that? And how do we change that?
Robert (a/k/a r0ml) Lefkowitz is the CTO at Sharewave. He has previously held senior technology positions at AT&T Wireless and Morgan Stanley—and is a frequent speaker on the intersection between software and literacy. He is a Distinguished Engineer of the ACM.
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