Nominations are officially opening for the 3rd annual Sourceforge.net Community Choice Awards. This year, for the first time, the awards will be open to ALL open source projects, not just those that count SourceForge.net as home.
There's the open nominations period, then voting on the finals, and it leads up to the awards party during OSCON at the Jupiter Hotel in downtown Portland on July 24th. Last year it was a pretty big deal, with over 500 people attending. In the past it's been a good awards ceremony, kind of wide open and fun, food and drink, weirdo prizes.
Just to give you a taste, categories include:
Best Project for the Enterprise
Best Project for Educators
Most Likely to Be the Next $1B Acquisition
Best Project for Multimedia
Best Project for Gamers
Most Likely to Change the World
Best New Project
Most Likely to Be Ambiguously Accused of Patent Violation
Most Likely to Get Users Sued
Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins
Best Tool or Utility for Developers