The announcement reads as follows:
Greg was the lead developer and founding member of the PostNuke project, the most popular PHP CMS. His vision and leadership helped to grow a community that spans five continents, hundreds of developers and an estimated 50,000 sites running with PostNuke. PostNuke has been downloaded over 500,000 times to date. The PHP community suffered a great loss when Greg passed away suddenly on June 16, 2002.
Greg was up against some very good competition for the award, and let me also take some time to congratulate the other nominees.
Stig Bakken - Core PHP developer and creator of PEAR (PHP Extension and Application Repository)
Bogomil Shopov - Multilanguage PHP support; PurpleRain Contest Manager; author of "Access your Outlook Application using PHP"
Philippe Thomassigny - Leads the Ascend Web Content Manager project
Andrei Zmievski - Core PHP developer, author of PHP-GTK and co-author of Smarty Template Engine
Each deserve a round of applause for their work on and with PHP.
Thanks to everyone in the community that participated in the vote. I am sure to Greg's family, the award will mean quite a bit. I am honored to have worked side by side with Greg for the past year, and if anyone deserved the recognition, it is he.