SourceForge.net Announces 2008 Community Choice Awards Winners
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Jul 28 (MARKET WIRE) -- SourceForge, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNUX), the leader in community-driven content and media, announced the winners of its third annual Community Choice Awards in Portland, OR, during an evening celebration held at the OSCON 2008 conference. The awards recognize the open source community's most innovative projects through an open nomination and voting process, culminated in the colorful, off-beat party hosted by SourceForge at the Jupiter Hotel for all community members, media and OSCON attendees. Attendees to the celebration received gifts from ThinkGeek and the Linux Foundation, and were provided with a unique opportunity to get a permanent geek-related tattoo from Colorbomb Studio's artists, paid for by SourceForge. "It's important to take a step back and applaud everyone's hard work," said Ross Turk, SourceForge.net Community Manager. "I think that the community at large agrees with this sentiment because interest in these awards increases every year. The program was created to provide the community with a voice; there's no doubt that the community has spoken tonight." As in previous years, the community-driven awards were free from any editorial constraint, celebrating the community spirit at the core of the open source software movement. And for the first time, all open source projects were eligible for nomination, paving the way for wins by OpenOffice.org and several other projects hosted outside of SourceForge.net. In all, this year's voting saw a record number of participants, casting over 150,000 votes. The community chose winners in 12 categories: -- Best Project: OpenOffice.org -- Best Project for the Enterprise: OpenOffice.org -- Best Project for Educators: OpenOffice.org -- Most Likely to Be the Next $1B Acquisition: phpMyAdmin -- Best Project for Multimedia: VLC -- Best Project for Gamers: XBMC -- Most Likely to Change the World: Linux -- Best New Project: Magento -- Most Likely to Be Ambiguously and Baselessly Accused of Patent Violation: WINE -- Most Likely to Get Users Sued by Anachronistic Industry Associations Defending Dead Business Models: eMule -- Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins: phpMyAdmin -- Best Tool or Utility for Developers: Notepad++ About SourceForge, Inc. SourceForge's media and e-commerce web sites connect millions of influential technology professionals and enthusiasts each day. Combining user-developed content, online marketplaces and e-commerce, SourceForge is the global technology community's nexus for information exchange, goods for geeks, and open source software distribution and services. SourceForge's network of web sites serves 32 million unique visitors each month* and includes: SourceForge.net, Slashdot.org, ThinkGeek.com, Linux.com and freshmeat.net. For more information or to view the media kit online, visit www.sourceforge.com. (*Source: Google Analytics and Omniture, April 2008.) SourceForge, SourceForge.net, Slashdot, freshmeat, and ThinkGeek are registered trademarks of SourceForge, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or product names are property of their respective owners. Media Contact: Jesse Casman for SourceForge, Inc. 1-415-321-2347 Email Contact Copyright 2008, Market Wire, All rights reserved. -0-
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