Last week was time for “SourceForge.net 2007 Community Choice Awards”, championing the best open source projects.
It’s a good place to start your Open Source life, and try some of the best free softwares.
SourceForge.net host 150.000 open source projects, and here you will find the Top 10 in 11 categories. All of them chosen by the SourceForge.net community.
The Awards is a great way to show off these 150.000 projects beyond the SourceForge.net community, with 1,6 million registered users.
First, the community nominated 10 projects for each one of those 11 categories, and them they voted for the best in each one.
The biggest winner was 7-Zip, Best Project and also Best technical Design.
Firebird also won two prizes: Best Project for the Enterprise and Best User Support.
Surprisingly as a Best New Project, SourceForge.net community chose eMule, a peer-to-peer (P2P) program published at SourceForge in 2002. Not so new. probably for that reason, SourceForge.net chose Launchy as a Honourable Mention in this category.
The award was a certainly geek statuette: Thingamagoop’s, by BleepLabs.
Best Tool or Utility for Developers: TortoiseSVN
Best Project for Gamers: ScummVM
Best Project for Multimedia: Audacity
Best Project for Communications: phpBB
Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins: phpMyAdmin
Most Collaborative Project: Azureus
If you want to see more and also the complete nominees list, click here.
They worth a visit.