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

[ Thanks to Steve
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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