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Celebrating Koin's & Kotzilla's Special Jury Prize Win at the Esteemed 'Acteurs du Libre' Competition

Michael & Arnaud accepting the PRIX SPÉCIAL DU JURY on behalf of Koin & Kotzilla

Michael & Arnaud

In the vibrant heart of Paris, a celebration of innovation and community unfolded at the "Acteurs du Libre" competition. We are so honored to share that thanks to Koin, our open-source Kotlin integration framework, team Kotzilla won the Special Jury Prize. This is a testament to our commitment to Free Software and Open Source. This prestigious accolade was received by our co-founders, Arnaud Giuliani and Michaël Montoya, marking a momentous occasion in our journey.

"Acteurs du Libre," translated as "Players of Free," is more than just a competition; it's a celebration of the spirit of open source and free software. It's an annual event that brings together the brightest minds and most innovative projects in the open-source community. Over the years, it has become a pivotal platform for recognizing and encouraging contributions that propel the open-source movement forward.

The Significance of the Special Jury Prize

Kotzilla trophy


The Special Jury Prize is particularly prestigious because it honors projects that stand out for their unique approach and community impact. It's not just an award; it's an acknowledgment of innovative ideas that drive the industry forward.

Over the years, "Acteurs du Libre" has honored various projects and organizations that have left an indelible mark on the open source landscape. Past winners of the Special Jury Prize have included organizations that revolutionized software development, introduced groundbreaking open-source solutions, and fostered communities around shared technological goals. Their successes have paved the way for new innovators, like us, to emerge and thrive.

What This Means for Our Future

Winning this prize is more than an honor; it's a catalyst for our future endeavors. It validates our approach and fuels our commitment to pushing the boundaries of open-source technology. This recognition amplifies our voice in the community and opens doors to new collaborations and opportunities.

As we look ahead, we are inspired to continue our pursuit of excellence in open-source innovation. This award is a reminder that our journey is not just about developing software but about nurturing a community that believes in the power of openness, collaboration, and freedom in technology.

The “Acteurs du Libre” competition stands as a beacon for companies and entrepreneurs in the open source field, spotlighting those who make significant contributions to its development and expansion. It's a rallying point for those who believe in the transformative power of open-source and free software.

Our Gratitude and Future Steps

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the jury and organizers of "Acteurs du Libre" for this incredible honor. This award propels us further into our mission of community-driven development and innovation.

Here's to a future where we continue to break barriers, build bridges, and contribute meaningfully to the open source community. Together, we look forward to forging a path of innovation, collaboration, and growth in the world of open source.

🌟 Let's celebrate this milestone and gear up for an exciting  new year ahead! 🌟