Recently the Australian geoscience community celebrated a decade of AuScope achievements. EarthByte's very own Prof Dietmar Muller was an award finalist for excellence in scientific research and providing tools (such as GPlates) that enable scientific development in our community. GPlates is an open-source and cross-platform tool that is accessible to high school teachers, research scientists and anyone else with an interest in Earth science. Congratulations to Dietmar and the GPlates development team for driving innovation and open-source (free!) software for the geoscience community.