i-1ff812fb2aed896bb3647d574f6d23c6-oscars.jpgSourceforge.net has announced their 2008 Community Chocie Awards Finalists.

You get to vote (if you are a member). The final projects for Best Project category are:

KeePass Password Save
PortableApps.com: Portable Software/USB
XBMC media center
XOOPS Dynamic Web CMS

There are several other categories, such as Most Likely to be Accused of Patent Violation….

…That group includes a zip clone, Moodle (most likely to be accused because of it’s position of strength against a very very nasty, vicious, mean — sorry Kara — competitor!) and OpenOffice.org, for the same reason. There is also a category called “Most likely to get users sued” … which includes software for file sharing and using media formats. Not endorsed by this blog.

There is a lot of overlap between categories. This is a great place to find interesting software you may not have been familiar with.

Please note that although this blog blogs Linux, and sourceforge.net is all about Open Source, many of these items run on other operating systems. So have a look around. Let me know if you find something you like.

The site is here.


  1. #1 Roberto Galoppini
    July 7, 2008

    Let’s vote for OpenOffice.org in the “Most Likely to Change the World”! I know, I am partial about it, I admitted! 😉

  2. #2 Christian
    July 7, 2008

    My vote goes to OpenOffice, KeePass and generally everything that can be downloaded via portableapps.com. I have stopped using MS Office and other costly software years ago and have never looked back. There is some really great open source software out there.

  3. #3 Jonathan Vos Post
    July 7, 2008

    Note that SourceForge stock just went up, perhaps as a result.

    I got my ~3,600 shares of SourceForge via my buy-out from a small firm that they acquired (Brave New Worlds, Inc., of which I was Secretary of the Board and VP of R&D) back when it was VA Linux, before it became VA Software, and then SourceForge. I sold 1,000 at about $4.50, and am holding the rest long term. They may not get back any time soon to their dizzying heights from their IPO days, but they are winners to me. Their executives have started, for the first time, buying shares on the open market. Good sign!