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OSDir: 2003 OSDir.com Editor's Choice Awards in Open Source

Dec 20, 2003, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Mallett)

[ Thanks to Steve Mallett for this link. ]

"I'm very pleased to present the first annual OSDir.com Editor's Choice Awards in Open Source. As I'm sure you know, Dear Reader, it's always tough to sit down and choose a definite favorite application. There are usually many deserving projects in each category in which someone might ask you to recommend the absolute best. Myself... I like to move around from app to app just to see what I might be missing.

"You'll see that there are a few more awards than you might be used to seeing, but I've tried to address the awards from four separate vectors. The first category recognizes the best project per Java, Perl, Python, PHP, and XML. This is for those of us who like to stick with one language and bend it mercilessly to our will. The second is on a usage basis. Which app does what best regardless of programming language? Thirdly, by platform. Some folks squeeze open source onto their windows box whenever they can. And lastly, some miscellaneous awards where we give you the top five new-ish & coolest projects and the top choice we couldn't live without.

"And so, let's get down to business..."

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