Open Source Awards Highlight Well Known Names and New Innovative SoftwareMOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Jul 28, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- SourceForge, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNUX), the leader in community-driven
content and media, announced the winners of its third annual
Community Choice Awards in Portland, OR, during an evening
celebration held at the OSCON 2008 conference.
The awards recognize the open source community's most innovative
projects through an open nomination and voting process, culminated in
the colorful, off-beat party hosted by SourceForge at the Jupiter
Hotel for all community members, media and OSCON attendees.
Attendees to the celebration received gifts from ThinkGeek and the
Linux Foundation, and were provided with a unique opportunity to get a
permanent geek-related tattoo from Colorbomb Studio's artists, paid
for by SourceForge.
"It's important to take a step back and applaud everyone's hard
work," said Ross Turk, SourceForge.net Community Manager. "I think
that the community at large agrees with this sentiment because
interest in these awards increases every year. The program was
created to provide the community with a voice; there's no doubt that
the community has spoken tonight."
As in previous years, the community-driven awards were free from any
editorial constraint, celebrating the community spirit at the core of
the open source software movement. And for the first time, all open
source projects were eligible for nomination, paving the way for wins
by OpenOffice.org and several other projects hosted outside of
SourceForge.net. In all, this year's voting saw a record number of
participants, casting over 150,000 votes.
The community chose winners in 12 categories:
-- Best Project: OpenOffice.org
-- Best Project for the Enterprise: OpenOffice.org
-- Best Project for Educators: OpenOffice.org
-- Most Likely to Be the Next $1B Acquisition: phpMyAdmin
-- Best Project for Multimedia: VLC
-- Best Project for Gamers: XBMC
-- Most Likely to Change the World: Linux
-- Best New Project: Magento
-- Most Likely to Be Ambiguously and Baselessly Accused of Patent
-- Most Likely to Get Users Sued by Anachronistic Industry Associations
Defending Dead Business Models: eMule
-- Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins: phpMyAdmin
-- Best Tool or Utility for Developers: Notepad++
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 and freshmeat.net. For more
information or to view the media kit online, visit
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their respective owners.
Jesse Casman for SourceForge, Inc.
SOURCE: SourceForge, Inc.