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Nominate your favourite free software project for Packt's 2011 Open Source Awards [packt] [awards]

The great guys at Packt Publishing just released the details for theirs 2011 Open Source awards.

We will forgive their embracing of the term "Open Source", especially since they've given _more than $100,000 for their awards.

The categories are:

Open Source CMS-Every CMS that is based on one of the open source licenses is allowed to participate for this category

  • Open Source Mobile Toolkits and Libraries-This category is reserved for Open Source software that assist the development of applications for Mobile devices

  • Most Promising Open Source project- This category is reserved for all those open source projects that have had their first non-beta release within the past two years (of the date of the Award).

  • Open Source Business Applications -This category will be reserved for the type of Open Source web applications designed to support and help a company reach its commercial goals. This includes E-Commerce systems, ERP systems and CRM systems.

  • Open Source JavaScript Libraries -This category is reserved for JavaScript libraries, libraries of pre-written JavaScript controls which allow for easier development of RIAs (Rich Internet Applications), visually enhanced applications or smoother server-side JavaScript functionalities

  • Open Source Multimedia Software-This category is reserved for all Open Source software that is used for various ranges of multimedia, from audio editors/management to graphics and video editing software.

So... this is when you nominate your favourite projects, so that they get a chance to win some cash!


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