Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Open Source? There’s an annual award for that… “Welcome to the 2010 Open Source Awards”

Packt Publishing - Welcome to the 2010 Open Source Awards

Nominations close September 17.

The Open Source Awards is an annual online event held by Packt Publishing to distinguish excellence among Open Source projects.

Now in its fifth year, the Award, formerly known as the Open Source Content Management System (CMS) Award, is designed to encourage, support, recognize and reward not only CMSes but a wider range of Open Source projects.

The Awards are split up into two main stages. Firstly, nominations will begin on August 9. This is your chance to put forward your favorite Open Source project in each category to go through to the final stage of voting. The top five projects with the most nominations in each category will go through to the final stage of voting. The nominations will end on September 17.

The five finalists in each category will be announced and voting will begin on September 27. Voting will close on November 5, with the winners announced the week commencing November 15.

You will also be pleased to hear that by nominating or voting for your favorite Open Source project, you will have chances to win a fantastic Amazon Kindle!  …


The guys at Packt Publishing (from whom I’ve done a couple book reviews and seem to be becoming quite a “name” in the tech book publishing space) have let me know that their annual Open Source award program is up, running and looking for YOU to nominate your favorite open source CMS, JavaScript Library, ECom, Most Promising, etc, project.

It’s simple and easy to nominate a project and in doing so you’re entered into a drawing for a Kindle. Not bad for a clicks and four text boxes… ;)

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