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add CompCert award news item #107

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agarwal opened this Issue · 9 comments

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@agarwal
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Reported by @smondet.

Unsure where to add this, but it would be good publicity for OCaml.

Microsoft Research: 2012 Verified Software Milestone Award Winner
December 19, 2012
Press Release

We are delighted to announce that the recipient of the 2012 Microsoft
Research Verified Software Milestone Award is Xavier Leroy of the
Paris-Rocquencourt (http://www-rocq.inria.fr) research center of
INRIA, France, for the CompCert Project
(http://compcert.inria.fr). Specifically, the award is given in
recognition for Xavier's role as architect of the CompCert C Verified
Compiler as well as his leadership of the development team.

The formal presentation of the Award will be made to Xavier at POPL 2013
(http://popl.mpi-sws.org/2013/
), which takes place in Rome - January 23-25,
2013.

"Microsoft Research is delighted to celebrate the advances made by Dr Leroy
in
the vital field of software verification. Compilers are the basis for all
the
software we generate, and by ruling out compiler-introduced bugs, the
CompCert
project has taken a huge leap in producing strengthening guarantees for
reliable critical embedded software across platforms. We congratulate Dr
Leroy
on his significant achievement in winning this Award."

Dr. Judith Bishop, Principal Research Director, Computer Science,
Microsoft Research, Redmond

The full award citation is provided along with further details of the award
process at the VSI website, i.e. http://dream.inf.ed.ac.uk/vsi

Kind regards,
Andrew Ireland & Jim Woodcock (Chairs of the Award Committee)

@Chris00
Collaborator

Maybe we can turn it into a success story? An announcement on the main page would be nice as well.

@agarwal
Owner
@Chris00
Collaborator
@agarwal
Owner
@agarwal
Owner
@Chris00
Collaborator

OK, I am convinced. I'll see this weekend if I can implement something (no time before).

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@agarwal
Owner

@Chris00 Did you mean to close this issue? Your mention of it in #233 implies it should stay open.

@Chris00 Chris00 referenced this issue from a commit
@Chris00 Chris00 Add CompCert award
This ensures that the news #107
is not lost for the announcement feed to be created — see
#233
4a98a82
@Chris00
Collaborator

@agarwal Yes. I thought that by the time we get the feed, this will be largely out of date. I understand however that we may wish to keep "old" news in the feed. The above commit creates a directory from which a script could generate the feed we want.

@agarwal
Owner

Thanks. I'm happier with 4a98a82. It keeps the announcement for us to incorporate somewhere.

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