IPv6 award for Google employees

By Tim Quax on 18 november 2009

Google employees Lorenzo Colitti and Erik Kline received an award for their 'outstanding contribution towards the development of IPv6'. Colitti and Kline were among other things responsible for the availability of the Google search engine through IPv6 connections in 2008.

The IPv6 award has been given by the Internet Society (ISOC). Colitti and Kline's IPv6 achievements started at their own initiative through the 80/20 rule. This rule allows Google employees to spend 20% of their worktime working on their own projects.

The Itojun Service Award is dedicated to Dr. Jun-ichiro "itojun" Hagino, whom died in 2007 at age of 37. He was also called the IPv6 samurai. It's the first time the Itojun Service has been awarded.

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