Looks like this missed a few radars: Google and O'Reilly will be doing the Open Source Awards again this year at OSCON 2008.
The nomination process is open to the entire open source community,
closing May 15th, 2008. Send your nominations to osawards AT oreilly
DOT com. Nominations should include the name of the recipient, any
associated project/org, suggested title for the award ("Best Hacker",
"Best Community Builder", etc.), and a description of why you are
nominating the individual. Google and O'Reilly employees cannot be
Jason Kendall - Best Hacker :) Marcel Gagné - Best FOSS Advocate Amy Stephen - Best FOSS Communicator