SOURCE: SourceForge, Inc.

May 15, 2008 08:30 ET

Community-Powered Open Source Awards Just Got More Open

SourceForge.net Opens Nominations for 2008 Community Choice Awards to All Open Source Projects

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - SourceForge (NASDAQ: LNUX), the leader in community-driven media and e-commerce, today announced the opening of nominations for the third annual SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards. For the first time, all open source projects -- not just those on SourceForge.net -- are eligible. The awards recognize open source projects that have the most supportive community following, and those that the voters believe are built with the highest quality, creativity and ingenuity. There is no panel of experts involved; the Community Choice Awards are truly the "people's choice" awards for open source software.

"We realize the success of open source is bigger than any one repository can contain, even ours," says Ross Turk, SourceForge.net Community Manager. "Open source has become a force to be reckoned with, and we want to recognize the communities that have been responsible for changing that software landscape in such a fundamentally cool way."

The categories for the 2008 Community Choice Awards are:

--  Best Project
--  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
    

The nominations will close June 20, 2008, and voting on the finalists will begin shortly after. The awards party, hosted by SourceForge, is on July 24, 2008, at 6 pm Pacific Time at the Jupiter Hotel in downtown Portland, OR. The party is open to all, but registration is required. For more information on the nomination process, or to participate directly, please visit: http://sourceforge.net/community/cca08/.

About SourceForge, Inc.

SourceForge's media and e-commerce web sites connect millions of influential technology professionals and enthusiasts each day. Combining user-developed content, online marketplaces and e-commerce, SourceForge is the global technology community's nexus for information exchange, goods for geeks, and open source software distribution and services. SourceForge's network of web sites serves 32 million unique visitors each month* and includes: SourceForge.net, Slashdot.org, ThinkGeek.com, Linux.com, freshmeat.net, ITManagersJournal and NewsForge.com. For more information or to view the media kit online, visit www.sourceforge.com. (*Source: Google Analytics and Omniture, April 2008.)

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