Packt 2010 Open Source Awards

August 29, 2010

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The 5th annual Open Source Awards from Packt are now open! There are six different ‘best of the year’ categories to vote in, which consist of:

  • Open Source CMS
  • Hall of fame CMS
  • Most promising Open Source Project
  • Open Source E-commerce Application
  • Open Source JavaScript Library
  • Open Source Graphics Software

Here’s a link to the main nominations page.

This is the first year that the awards have been opened up from just CMSs, as it was in previous years, so it will be interesting to see which JavaScript library in particular will take the prize.

The winner of each category will receive a prize donation of $2500, with second and third places taking $1000 and $500 respectively, so make sure you vote for the project you feel deserves to win.

You aren’t required to nominate in all sections and the only personal details you need to provide are your name and email address, so voting is easy.

I voted in 2 categories this year, Umbraco for Open Source CMS of the year, and jQuery for Open Source JavaScript library of the year. I voted Umbraco because we started using it at work this year and it has literally changed the way we put sites together. It’s easy to use, quick to set up and hugely configurable. I think it deserves the recognition that this award would give it.

It was a tough choice between jQuery and the YUI for me, as I think both libraries are fantastic, but in the end I went with jQuery because I simply use it, and rely on it, a lot more.

let me know how you plan to vote in the comments!

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