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SourceForge Announces Finalists of Fourth Annual Community Choice Awards

Voting opens; winners to be announced at celebration during OSCON

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SourceForge (Nasdaq: LNUX), the global online network for community-driven tech media and e-commerce, today announced the finalists for the 2009 SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards. In its fourth year, the Community Choice Awards received the highest number of nominations from its community members to date, resulting in 85 finalists.

"The open source community submitted more than 47,000 nominations, almost doubling the submissions received in 2008," said Ross Turk, director of community at SourceForge. "The support and enthusiasm people have shown for these open source projects proves that the spirit of community and collaboration is alive and well."

The complete list of finalists can be found at http://sourceforge.net/community/cca09/. Projects nominated in multiple categories include:

    --  Audacity for Best Project and Best Project for Multimedia.
    --  Beehive Forum for Best Visual Design, Best Project for Government and
        Best Commercial Open Source Project.
    --  Cyn.in for Best New Project, Best Commercial Open Source Project and
        Best Visual Design.
    --  Firebird for Best Project, Best Project for Government and Best
        Project for the Enterprise.
    --  FreeNAS for Best Project and Most Likely to Change the Way You Do
        Everything.
    --  GoldenDict for Best Project for Academia and Best New Project.
    --  KeePass Password Safe for Best Project, Best Tool or Utility for
        SysAdmins and Most Likely to Change the Way You Do Everything.
    --  Lancelot for Best Visual Design and Most Likely to Change the Way You
        Do Everything.
    --  phpMyAdmin for Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins and Best Tool or
        Utility for Developers.
    --  PortableApps.com: Portable Software/USB for Best Project, Best Tool or
        Utility for SysAdmins, Best Commercial Open Source Project, Best
        Visual Design, Best Project for Government, Best Tool or Utility for
        Developers, Best Project for Multimedia and Most Likely to Change the
        Way You Do Everything.
    --  ProcessMaker Open Source for Best Commercial Open Source Project and
        Best Visual Design.
    --  ReactOS for Best Project, Best Project for Government and Most Likely
        to Change the Way You Do Everything.
    --  Sphinx for Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins and Best Project for the
        Enterprise.
    --  symfony PHP framework for Best Project, Best Tool or Utility for
        Developers and Best Project for the Enterprise.
    --  TortoiseSVN for Best Project and Best Tool or Utility for Developers.
    --  XAMPP for Best Project, Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins and Best
        Tool or Utility for Developers.
    --  XBMC Media Center for Best Project, Best Visual Design, Best Project
        for Multimedia and Most Likely to Change the Way You Do Everything.
    --  XMind for Best Project for Academia, Best Commercial Open Source
        Project, Best Visual Design and Best Project for Government.

    --  ZK - Simply Ajax and Mobile for Best Visual Design and Best Tool or
        Utility for Developers.

Voting is open to the public, and individuals can register their vote from June 22 through July 20 by visiting http://www.sourceforge.net/community/cca09/vote. The winners will be announced at the Agenda Lounge in San Jose, Calif., on July 23 during an exclusive event for SourceForge.net members and OSCON attendees. In addition to announcing the winners, the event will feature music, drinks, giveaways from ThinkGeek, retro games, free tattoos and more.

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