Announcement: ODI’s Jeni Tennison and Louise Burke on OpenUK’s New Year’s Honours List for UK Open

Fri Jan 1, 2021
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Jeni Tennison and Louise Burke featured on OpenUK’s Inaugural New Year’s Honours List for UK Open

It’s been announced that Jeni Tennison, the ODI’s Vice President, and Louise Burke, the ODI’s Managing Director, are on OpenUK’s Inaugural New Year’s Honours List for UK Open.

100 of the UK’s Open Technology leaders have been honoured today for their contributions to open source, software, open hardware and open data.

OpenUK today shared its inaugural New Year’s Honours List for 2021, supporting the open source software, open hardware and open data companies and organisations based in the UK. On this year’s list are the likes of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia, Melissa Di Donato of SUSE, Catherine Stihler of Creative Commons and Mark Shuttleworth of Canonical.

The list recognises the contributions of all those named for their influential actions around open technology, whether through their community contributions, development of policy and education around open, running leading open source companies or through their coverage of the sector as journalists or analysts.

Amanda Brock, CEO at OpenUK said, ‘Until we set this up, I hadn’t realised how British the concept of a New Year’s Honours List is. In a time when we have so much to deal with, we wanted to start 2021 as we mean to go on, sharing positive news about the open technology community in the UK. Congratulations to all of those listed, we hope you enjoy the recognition that this list represents,
and we look forward to seeing all that you will achieve in open technology through 2021.’

The list of 100 Influencers and the Lifetime Achievement Awardee can be found at:
https://openuk.uk/2021honourslist/