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SourceForge.net Names Finalists for Community Choice Awards
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Jul 03, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- SourceForge, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNUX), the leader in community-driven content and media, today announced the finalists of its third annual SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards. The Community Choice Awards allow the open source community to recognize its most innovative projects through an open nomination and voting process. This year, projects outside of SourceForge.net are eligible to win, ensuring that the voice of the community is heard broadly and without limitation.

During the month-long nomination phase, the community chose finalists in each category. The voting phase, which is open until July 18, 2008, will determine each category's final winning project. Winners will be announced on July 24, 2008 at the awards party hosted by SourceForge at the Jupiter Hotel in downtown Portland, OR.

"Open source is built on a spirit of collaboration, so it makes sense that we honor our best and brightest through collaborative choice," said Ross Turk, SourceForge.net Community Manager. "The community has nominated more projects this year than ever before, and our list of finalists is diverse enough to ensure some pretty close races. I think every vote is going to count!"

The projects with enough nominations to become finalists are:

--  Best Project: Drupal, Firebird, FreeMind, KeePass Password Safe,
    OpenOffice.org, PortableApps.com, Sphinx, XAMPP, XBMC media center, XOOPS
    Dynamic Web CMS
--  Best Project for the Enterprise: Drupal, Elastix, Firebird,
    LimeSurvey, Magneto, OpenOffice.org, PortableApps.com, Sphinx, Zenoss Core,
    ZK - Simply Ajax and Mobile
--  Best Project for Educators: Claroline, Drupal, FreeMind, GeoGebra,
    Moodle, OpenOffice.org, PortableApps.com, Stellarium, VMukti, XAMPP,
--  Most Likely to Be the Next $1B Acquisition: Amanda Network Backup,
    Azureus, Firebird, Megneto, phpMyAdmin, PortableApps.com, Sphinx, Talend
    Open Studio, Zenoss Core, XBMC media center, ZK - Simply Ajax and Mobile
--  Best Project for Multimedia: Amarok, Audacity, Inkscape, Irrlicht
    Engine, MediaCoder, MediaInfo, PortableApps.com, SMPlayer, VLC, XBMC media
    center
--  Best Project for Gamers: AssaultCube, Crystal Space CD SDK, Irrlicht
    Engine, The Mana World, Mumble, Nexuiz, ScrummVM, OGRE, UFO:Alien Invasion,
    the Ur-Quan Masters, XBMC media center
--  Most Likely to Change the World: Drupal, eyeOS, Firefox, Launchy,
    Linux, Magento, OpenOffice.org, PortableApps.com, ReactOS, Ubuntu, XBMC
    media center
--  Best New Project: FluxBB, Habari, ImpressCMS, Jensor Java Profiler,
    Magneto, Millennium BSA, MPower, phpMinAdmin, Tine20, Untangle Gateway
    Platform, WANem
--  Most Likely to Be Accused of Patent Violation: 7-Zip, eMule, Mono,
    Moodle, OpenOffice.org, PortableAps.com, ReactOS, ScummVM, devkitPro,
    Pidgin, Wine is Not an Emulator
--  Most Likely to Get Users Sued: Azureus, DC++, devkitPro, eMule,
    KeePass Password Safe, Launchy, PortableApps.com, ReactOS, Shareaza, XBMC
    media center
--  Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins: 7-Zip, Amanda Network Backup,
    FileZilla, FREESCO router, ISP Control Panel, KeePass Password Safe,
    phpMyAdmin, PortableApps.com, WinSCP, Zenoss Core
--  Best Tool or Utility for Developers: Code::Blocks, devkitPro, Krupal,
    FireZilla, Notepad++, phpMyAdmin, PortableApps.com, WinMerge, XAMPP, ZK -
    Simply Ajax and Mobile


To vote, or for information about the awards program, please visit: http://sourceforge.net/community/cca08-finalists

About SourceForge, Inc.

SourceForge's media and e-commerce web sites connect millions of influential technology professionals and enthusiasts each day. Combining user-developed content, online marketplaces and e-commerce, SourceForge is the global technology community's nexus for information exchange, goods for geeks, and open source software distribution and services. SourceForge's network of web sites serves 32 million unique visitors each month* and includes: SourceForge.net, Slashdot.org, ThinkGeek.com, Linux.com, freshmeat.net, and ITManagersJournal. For more information or to view the media kit online, visit www.sourceforge.com. (*Source: Google Analytics and Omniture, April 2008.)

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