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SourceForge.net 2009 Community Choice Awards Nominations Start Today
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 6, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- SourceForge (Nasdaq: LNUX), the global online network for community-driven tech media and e-commerce, today announced the opening of nominations for the fourth annual SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards. The awards program allows the community to recognize open source software projects that are built with the highest quality, creativity and ingenuity.

"These awards showcase innovators who work together to create something new and fantastic," said Ross Turk, SourceForge Director of Community. "Unlike most award programs, we don't have a panel of experts choosing our finalists because we want the open source community to tell us, first hand, what the most exciting projects are. That's why we need your nominations!"

The categories for the 2009 Community Choice Awards are:

         Best Project
         Best Project for the Enterprise
         Best Project for Gamers
         Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins
         Best Visual Design
         Best Tool or Utility for Developers
         Best Commercial Open Source Project
         Best Project for Academia
         Best Project for Multimedia
         Best Project for Government
         Most Likely to Change the Way You Do Everything
         Best New Project


Nominations will be accepted until May 29th, and the ten projects with the most nominations in each category will become finalists. The winners will be announced at a party, held at the Agenda Lounge in San Jose, CA, starting at 6:00 pm PT on the night of July 23rd, during the week of OSCON.

Turk continued, "We're planning some new and interesting things for the awards party this year --but if you can't be there in person, we'll make sure you can still be part of the fun."

For more information on the nomination process, or to nominate a worthy open source project, please visit: http://sourceforge.net/cca/

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