Kern Sibbald Wins the 2014 CH Open Source Award

Leading prize “Champions in Open Source” awarded to Kern Sibbald for his achievements with Bacula, Bacula Systems and Open Source

October 10, 2014, Yverdon les Bains, Switzerland: – Bacula Systems’ CTO and Chairman, Dr. Kern Sibbald has won the 2014 CH Open Source award for his long-term achievements with Bacula, Bacula Systems and Open Source. On Wednesday evening, October 8, 2014 the OSS Awards 2014 were presented as part of the Open Source Business Forum in Berne. This conference brought together computer science experts from the likes of Deutsche Telekom, Swiss Re, Swisscom,, Visana, Rieter and other companies discussing how best to use Open Source software in a professional environment. Dr. Sibbald was recognized for his outstanding contributions to open source, including that of founding Bacula Systems. “Receiving this award is exciting” said Dr. Sibbald. “I am particularly happy to know people and companies around the world protect their data with Bacula.”

“This award to Kern is further industry affirmation of what our customers have been telling us for years,” said Frank Barker, CEO of Bacula Systems. “Kern’s contribution to Bacula Systems has essentially enabled some of the world’s most demanding technical IT environments to deploy cutting edge backup and restore technology, while escaping proprietary solutions and their high costs. This has always been the promise of open source, and this is what Bacula Systems successfully delivers.”

Companies around the world rely on open source technology to enable and enhance their business operations and deliver on their business strategies. The CH Open Source Awards recognize the best companies, public entities, open source communities and individuals who have acted boldly and with innovation by developing or using open source software in a variety of ways. Additional information on the 2014 CH Open Source Award winners can be found at on the website.

The prize ceremony can be viewed here:

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