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The 2010 Open Source Awards was launched today by Packt, inviting people to visit www.PacktPub.com and submit nominations for their favorite Open Source project. Now in its fifth year, the Award has been adapted from the established Open Source CMS Award with the wider aim of encouraging, supporting, recognizing and rewarding all Open Source projects.
WordPress won the 2009 Open Source Content Management System (CMS) Award in what was a very close contest with MODx and SilverStripe. While MODx was the first runner up, SilverStripe, a Most Promising CMS Award winner in 2008, made its way to the second runner up position in its first year in the Open Source CMS Award final.
These new categories will ensure that the Open Source Awards is the ultimate platform to recognise excellence within the community while supporting projects both new and old. “We believe that the adaption of the Award and the new categories will provide a new level of accessibility, with the Award recognizing a wider range of Open Source projects; both previous winners while at the same time, encouraging new projects” said Julian Copes, organizer of this year’s Awards.
Packt has opened up nominations for people to submit their favorite Open Source projects for each category at www.PacktPub.com/open-source-awards-home . The top five in each category will go through to the final, which begins in the last week of September. For more information on the categories, please visit Packt’s website www.PacktPub.com/blog/packt’s-2010-open-source-awards-announcement
Each month we will run a promotion with Packt in which ONE GDC member will be selected at random to receive a free book.
Here are the books on offer this month, the winner will be picked at random and announced at the end of the month:
Blogger: Beyond the Basics
Getting Started with Audacity 1.3
Apache Roller – Beginners Guide
NetBeans Platform 6.9 Developer’s Guide
Liferay Portal 6 Enterprise Intranets
Java EE 6 Applications with Glassfish 3 Application Server
Apache Maven 2 Effective Implementation
Flex 3 with Java
To take part in the promotion all you have to do is send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your book choice and the address you would like your book to be sent. Please mark ‘Packt Publishing’ as the subject title.
Please visit the Packt site at www.packtpub.com
Congratulations to the winner of our July draw – Sachin!