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Open source awards open for nominations

May 15, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Nominations are open for the third annual Community Choice Awards, with winners to be announced at OSCON 2008 in July. Nominations are accepted for all open source projects, not just projects, and the categories include the intriguing “Most likely to get… users sued.”

Nominations are open to the general public, and the ten projects with the most nominations in each category will be chosen as finalists in “mid-June” when the nomination process closes. Registered users will then be invited to vote for the finalists, which will be announced at an awards party during the OSCON 2008 show at the Jupiter Hotel in Portland, on July 24th. Last year, over 500 people attended the party, says

The categories for the Community Choice Awards are as follows:

  • Best project
  • Best new project
  • Best project for the enterprise
  • Best project for gamers
  • Best project for multimedia
  • Best tool or utility for sysadmins
  • Best tool or utility for developers
  • Best project for educators
  • Most likely to change the world
  • Most likely to be the next $1b acquisition
  • Most likely to be ambiguously accused of patent violation
  • Most likely to get users sued

Sponsored by technical book publisher O'Reilly, the tenth annual OSCON (Open Source Convention) conference is scheduled for Jul. 21-25 in Portland, Ore. The conference is expected to draw some 2,500 open source experts, visionaries, and hackers. An “Ubuntu Live” developers conference is co-located that week at the same Oregon Convention Center location. claims to be the world's largest open source software development website. It provides free hosting to open source software development projects, offering a centralized resource for managing projects, issues, communications, and code.


More information and a nominating form may be found here.

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