The Voting for the winners in each of the categories ends on November 5, 2010. This "public vote" will then be combined with votes by a panel of judges in each category to be announced on November 15, 2010.
This year, I will once again be participating as a judge for the Open Source CMS Award. I'll be in good company on this panel and have been a long time admirer of the work done by OpenSourceCMS's Scott Goodwin and CMS Wire's Dee-Ann LeBlanc. Karen Koombs, librarywebchic.net, is a new name to me and I'm looking forward to getting to know her better via this panel. There is always some controversy in these type awards on whether those projects awarded are really "the best" in their category. I plan to give my perspective on these awards in a separate blog post.
The following projects make up the finalist of the 2010 Open Source Awards:
Open Source CMS Award
Every Content Management System (CMS) that is based on one of the Open Source licenses is eligible to participate for this category.
- CMS Made Simple
Hall of Fame CMS
This category is reserved for those CMSes that have won the Overall Open Source CMS Award at least once in the past.
Most Promising Open Source Project
This category is for all Open Source projects, whose first release date is less than two years from 9 August, 2010.
- LiveStreet CMS
- Tomato CMS
Open Source E-Commerce Applications
This category is reserved for the type of web applications that simplify buying and selling of products on the Internet. This will include complete e-commerce applications or frameworks designed for e-commerce. E-commerce modules or extensions to other systems can also be nominated.
- Dojo ToolKit
- Ext JS
Open Source Graphics Software
This category, as the name suggests, is for all Graphic Application Software that is used for graphic design, multimedia development, specialized image development, general image editing, or simply to access graphic files.