The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is searching for nominations for Distinguished Engineers. Distinguished Engineer is a new ACM member grade recognizing those ACM members with at least 15 years of professional experience that have made significant accomplishments or achieved a significant impact on the computing field. I've been an ACM member since 1985. The ACM has traditionally had a greater focus on academic Computer Science. It would be great to see more participation from and recognition of Open Source practitioners. The creators of many of the core Open Source projects out there are certainly deserving of Distinguished Engineer status. Please consider nominating your favorite Open Source guru.