April 6, 2006

SourceForge.net Community Choice Award winners announced

Winners of the first-ever SourceForge Community Choice Awards were announced in the Slashdot Lounge at LinuxWorld Expo yesterday. Robin Miller was on hand for the event and said, "The award ceremony was a wild scene, with SourceForge.net workers and
OSTG marketing people throwing T-shirts and kazoos into a standing-room-only crowd." SourceForge.net, like NewsForge, is a part of OSTG.For the past few months, SourceForge users have been voting for the best projects on the site in various project categories, as well as an overall choice. Nearly 250,000 votes were cast to determine the winners.

Jay Seirmarco, general manager of SourceForge.net. said, "We are deeply committed to fostering creation of, participation in and evaluation of open source software worldwide. Offering an annual opportunity to highlight top achievements in open source software development is one avenue for us to demonstrate our commitment."

An independent research firm, Wilson Research, managed the voting for the best overall and in 13 project categories. The winners are:

Clustering Project
BitTorrent Queue Manager

Database Project

Desktop Project
WINE for Darwin and Mac OS X

Development Project

Enterprise Project
Zimbra Collaboration Suite

Financial Project
A PHP Paypal API

Game Project
Xbox Media Center

Hardware Project
Linux on the Microsoft Xbox

Multimedia Project
Xbox Media Center

Networking Project

Security Project

SysAdmin Project

VoIP Project
Asterisk GUI client

Overall Most Popular
Azureus-BitTorrent Client


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