Nominations won't open until April, but Sourceforge.net has already made the news by opening up its 2008 Community Choice Awards to any open-source project, no matter where it is hosted. In the past open-source projects had to be registered on Sourceforge.net to be considered. Not this year.
I really likethe categories, too, some of which are new to the competition:
- Best Project
- Best Project for the Enterprise
- Most Likely to Be the Next $1B Acquisition [New] - Am I allowed to vote for my own company/project? :-)
- 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 [New]
- Most Likely to Get Users Sued [New] (And no, "Anyone using Busybox" doesn't count :-)
- Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins
- Best Tool or Utility for Developers
- Best Project for Educators [New]
It should be a great competition this year. Get ready to start nominating in April!