SourceForge.net(R) 2006 Community Choice Awards Winners Announced
Nearly 250,000 Votes Cast in the First-Ever Open Source Awards Recognizing Innovative Projects Making Outstanding Contributions to Global Technology
FREMONT, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — Apr 06, 2006 — SourceForge.net (part of the OSTG, Inc. technology media network, a wholly owned subsidiary of VA Software Corporation), (NASDAQ: LNUX), the world’s largest collaboration site enabling IT strategy through Open Source, has announced the winning projects in the First Annual Community Choice Awards. The winning projects were announced at LinuxWorld Expo on April 5, 2006.
“SourceForge.net is honored to enable the Open Source Community to recognize the extraordinary contributions projects on the site make to technology today,” said Jay Seirmarco, general manager of SourceForge.net. “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.”
Nearly 250,000 votes were cast in the final voting process. The finalists included a range of Open Source solutions ranging from CRM and firewall solutions to anti-virus and Xbox Media Center innovations.
With nearly 1.3 million registered users worldwide, SourceForge.net currently hosts almost 117,000 projects. Of those projects hosted on the site, only those with the highest activity rankings in key technology categories were eligible for nomination. In keeping with SourceForge.net’s mission to foster the Open Source movement and community, the annual Community Choice Awards program will enable the worldwide technology community to voice their support and appreciation for projects on the site. The 2006 Community Choice Awards project winners were selected by voting within 13 key technology categories, plus “Best Overall.” A nominations phase was concluded on March 15, 2006 and final voting was conducted March 17 – 23, 2006. Nominations and voting were managed by the third-party research firm, Wilson Research.
Following is the list of those projects that received the winning votes:
BitTorrent Queue Manager
WINE for Darwin and Mac OS X
Zimbra Collaboration Suite
A PHP Paypal API
Xbox Media Center
Linux on the Microsoft Xbox
Xbox Media Center
Asterisk GUI client
Overall Most Popular
To see a list of finalists and read more about the awards, visit www.souceforge.net .
Launched in 1999, Sourceforge.net has been at the heart of the Open Source movement by providing robust development platforms and enabling community interaction. SourceForge.net currently hosts nearly 117,000 Open Source projects and close to 1.3 million registered users worldwide. SourceForge.net’s unique value to the IT community is in providing a fully integrated resource for developers to create Open Source projects and applications, enabling IT professionals to participate in the enhancement of those projects, and giving IT professionals and technical enthusiasts the ability to evaluate those projects and applications in a trusted, collaborative environment. SourceForge.net was recently highlighted as a top collaboration site in BusinessWeek’s Best of the New Web Editor’s Picks.
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