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Packt Publishing Opens Voting for 2011 Open Source Awards

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It’s that time of year again; Time to vote for your favoriteopen source project in the Packt Publishing Open Source Awards. If you have afavorite project and want to ensure it gets bragging rights and some hard coldcash, get your vote in before voting ends.

The 2011 Finalists

Nominations ended about two weeks ago. The results have been tallied, and Packt Publishing has announced finalists for the 2011 OpenSourceAwards. The public is now able to vote for their favoriteproject in the sixcontest categories. The winning project in eachcategory will receive  US$ 2,500..Packt Publishing will award US$ 1,000 to first runners up and US$ 500 to the second runner-up -- atotal ofover $US 24,000.00 in prizes.

Since the inception of the Open Source Awards in 2006, Packthas awarded over US$ 100,000 to the open source community. The finalists by category are:

Learning Opportunities

  • OpenSource CMS -- is open to every open source content management system project
    • Drupal
    • Joomla!
    • mojoPortal
    • Plone
    • SilverStripe
  • OpenSource Mobile Toolkits and Libraries -- includes open source projects thataid in the developments of applications targeted for mobile devices
    • FoneMonkey
    • jQuery Mobile
    • Min3D
    • PhoneGap
    • Sencha Touch
  • MostPromising Open Source Project -- open to open-source projects that had theirfirst non-beta within 24 months of the awards
    • Chamilo
    • FLOW3
    • ImpressPages
    • Nette Framework
    • Seo Panel
  • OpenSource Business Applications -- includes open source line of businessapplications such as customer relationship management or enterprise resourceplanning
    • Magento
    • nopCommerce
    • OpenCart
    • PrestaShop
    • SugarcCRM
  • OpenSource JavaScript Libraries – includes open source pre-written JavaScriptlibraries that speed the development of Rich Internet Applications
    • Dojo Toolkit
    • jQuery
    • RaphaelJS
    • Sencha (ExtJS)
    • YUI Library
  • OpenSource Multimedia Software -- open to open-source projects used for multimediamanagement
    • Airtime
    • Blender
    • GIMP
    • Inkscape
    • Krita

You can vote between now and October 31. One lucky voter will be chosen randomly to receive an Amazon Kindle.Votes fromthe public will be combined with ratings from a panel ofindependent judges.

What’s Next for the Open Source Awards

Public voting ends on October 31 and winners will beannounced theweek of November 7. We don’t know who will win, but we know thatyouvoting might give your project the edge it needs to be victorious.