NASA / JPL honours open source devs with a badge on their github if their code made it to Mars


we have worked with JPL to place a new Mars 2020 Helicopter Mission badge on the GitHub profile of every developer who contributed to the specific versions of any open source projects and libraries used by Ingenuity. You can check out the full list of projects like SciPy, Linux, and F Prime (F’) that were used by the JPL team here.


We are also using this opportunity to introduce a new Achievements section to the GitHub profile. Right now, Achievements include the Mars 2020 Helicopter Mission badge, the Arctic Code Vault badge, and a badge for sponsoring open source work via GitHub Sponsors. Watch this space!

Read the story behind the new badge and how open source contributors helped Ingenuity take flight on The ReadME Project.

Congratulations to the teams at NASA and JPL, and to the thousands of developers who made today’s first Martian flight possible. We’re all still here on Earth, but your code is now on Mars!

Source: Open source goes to Mars 🚀 – The GitHub Blog

As FOSS is hugely powered by recognition, this looks like an awesome step to recognise individual developers as well as projects.

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