ISOC, The Internet Society, has named the Jonathan B. Postel Award recipient for 2014 - Mahabir Pun. The Award was presented to Mr. Pun for his role in Nepalese internet access efforts, thereby increasing knowledge, literacy in the Himalaya region and the founding of the Nepal Wireless Networking Project. Congratulations!
via ISOC: About the Postel Award
The award is named for Dr. Jonathan B. Postel to recognize and commemorate the extraordinary stewardship exercised by Jon over the course of a 30 year career in networking. He served as the editor of the RFC series of notes from its inception in 1969 until 1998. He also served as the ARPANET "numbers Czar" and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority over the same period of time. He was a founding member of the Internet Architecture (nee Activities) Board and the first individual member of the Internet Society, where he also served as a Trustee.
via ISOC: About the Internet Society
The Internet Society (www.internetsociety.org) is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership around the world. It is also the organizational home for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). With its principled vision, substantial technological foundation and its global presence, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations.