Johan Janssens was recognised as CMS Most Valuable Person for during the PACKT 2008 Open Source CMS Awards.
CMS Most Valuable Person is a new feature of the Open Source CMS Award and is designed to recognise the contributions to projects made by individuals that often go unnoticed. – http://www.packtpub.com
Johan’s contribution in Joomla 1.5 code and architecture is indeed very valuable for the improvement of the popular CMS.
Honestly, I am not convinced to use Joomla in my web projects until version 1.5 was released. Big thanks to Johan and Congratulations! You are the most deserving person to receive the award.