SourceForge Opens Nominations for Community Choice Awards
For four years now, it's been one of the harbingers of OSCON -- the opening of nominations for the SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards. Open source fans are welcome to nominate their favorite projects from now until May 29th. In late June, finalists will be announced and voting begins. The winners will be announced at OSCON on July 23rd.
Five new categories have been added to the competition, including what's affectionately referred to as the "Swimsuit Competition" (Best Visual Design/UI) and the broadly defined (and slightly anxiety-inducing) "Most Likely to Change the Way You Do Everything."
The ten projects nominated most in a category will go on to the final round for voting. The SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards Ceremony (July 23rd) will be broadcast live from the Agenda Lounge in San Jose for those unable to make it to OSCON.
Past winners include such notables as OpenOffice.org, Pidgin/GAIM, Audacity, and Launchy. Though you are only able to nominate a project in any given category once, there's nothing wrong with getting the word out and encouraging others to nominate deserving projects.