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P2P Takes Two SourceForge Awards
July 28, 2007
Thomas Mennecke
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As it currently stands, P2P related applications are among the most popular projects on SourceForge. SourceForge as many already know is the leading developer/community forum dedicated to the furtherance of open source projects. The top three SourceForge projects are Azureus, eMule, and Ares Galaxy.

It’s not surprising therefore, that P2P technology made an impressive impact on the annual SourceForge Community Choice Awards. Last year, the popular BitTorrent client Azureus won best overall project, with no other P2P projects making the cut (unless you consider Filezilla).

This year, two file-sharing projects made top honors at SourceForge’s annual Community Choice Awards. Awards are categorized into various categories such as, Best Tool or Utility for Developers, Best Project for Gamers, Best Project for Multimedia, Best Project for Communications, Best New Project, Most Collaborative Project, and the coveted, Best Project.

Interestingly, eMule took the “Best New Project” award. This award is given to a project that shows “the newly created project with the most potential for greatness.” This is a bit peculiar as eMule has been part of the P2P community for the better part of 4 years, and many consider to have already achieved greatness. To compensate for this oddity, an honorable mention was given to the project “Launchy”.

Azurues took top honors for “Most Collaborative Project”, which is awarded to a project “most likely to accept your patches and value your input.” Although not quite as glamorous as the “Best Project” award, it’s still a significant recognition of value.

The “Best Project” award this year went to the popular file archiver 7-Zip. Azureus took this top honor in 2006, however was not nominated in 2007. Probably a good thing, as SourceForge would like to see all programs have a chance...

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