SourceForge should be a very familiar name to most computer and Internet users now, especially those who like open source software and applications. SourceForge.net is the world’s largest Open Source software development web site, hosting more than 180,000 projects and the number of registered users has exceeded 1.9 million. The website is a centralized resource for managing open source projects, issues, communications, and code. SourceForge.net has the largest repository of Open Source code and applications available on the Internet, and hosts more Open Source development products than any other website.
Not too long ago, SourceForge has announced the winners for the annual SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards. There are 12 prizes all together and the biggest winner has to be OpenOffice where they won the awards for Best Project, Best Project for the Enterprise, and Best Project for Educators. Well done and bravo to OpenOffice!
Let’s look at the winners list.
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 Is Not an Emulator
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++
OK, if you wasn’t there at this “you had to be there” event, you should check out the video. Watch this event video on Youtube.
By the way, bloggers’ favorite, WordPress didn’t even get into the finalists list not to mention winning any prize. Not sure if WordPress was nominated though. 🙂