really sorry if this was alerady posted, but a quick SuperSearch didn't find anything...
I just found out that Larry won the OSI Open Source Award 2004/Q3:
Larry Wall is best known for the Perl programming language,
but this award also honors his contribution of the program
patch which stimulated Open Source Software development by
enabling multiple people to contribute small changes to
software in an efficient and elegant manner.
more at the OSA pages