Voting is already underway for the 2008 Sourceforge Community Awards which for the first time allowed nominations for projects that are not hosted at the website to become a true Open-Source award. If you look at the finalists you immediately notice the cream of the crop of Open-Source applications.
If you take a look at the categories you will notice several unusual ones, for instance Most Likely to Change the World or Most Likely to Get Users Sued. That's the spirit, you will not find the usual boring categories in that list. Each of the twelve categories contains a list of Open-Source applications that can be voted for. Interested users can also skip the voting process and head right to the project's website to download any interesting sounding application.
There are some "serious" categories as well, like Best Project for the Enterprise, Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins and Best Tool or Utility for Developers. I'm still a bit puzzled why Launchy made it into the category Most Likely To Get Users Sued.
You need an Open ID or a Sourceforge account to vote for the best software in each category. I for one will head straight to the download sites to download anything of interest from the list.
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