This week the winners of the SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards were announced at OSCON. I wanted to thank everyone who voted for us. We were nominated in three categories which was quite a feat. I think this is a testament to the enthusiasm of our users in a relatively small project (when compared to the likes of Drupal, Linux and OpenOffice.org.
Information Week’s Sergar Yegulaip has coverage of the awards ceremony and a great quote from SourceForge’s Community Manager Ross Turk who has been extremely helpful in making the Zenoss Core project a success.
“One thing I was fairly certain of, since this had happened to me, was that some of Ross’ own favorite projects probably didn’t win anything. In my case, it was 7-Zip and PortableApps, but I was curious what Ross’ favorites were.
“We’d have to be Switzerland to not take sides, but if that wasn’t the case, I wanted Zenoss to win something. And I can say that because I myself have no control over the project!”
Here’s the list of the winners in the categories we were nominated in. I think given that the two projects that edged us out have millions of users and we have thousands makes it tough for us to win (though as fast as people are adopting Zenoss we are hopeful for the future). We would like to offer our congratulations to the following projects.
- Best Project for the Enterprise »OpenOffice.org
- Most Likely to Be the Next $1B Acquisition »phpMyAdmin
- Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins »phpMyAdmin
Thanks again to everyone that voted for Zenoss, and for your continuing support.