Is's Best for 2008

Lora Bentley

In case you missed the news not long ago, presented its third round of Community Choice Awards -- and 10 free tattoos -- at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference. Wednesday, posted on the winners. won big, of course. The open source productivity software was named "Best for Educators," "Best for the Enterprise," and "Overall Best." Other serious categories included "Best for SysAdmins," which went to SQL management tool phpMyAdmin, and "Best Multimedia," won by the VLC video tool. Community members also said phpMyAdmin is "Most Likely to be the Next $1bn Acquisition."


Then there were the "light-hearted" categories, according to "Most Likely to Get Users Sued by Anachronistic Industry Associations Defending Dead Business Models" is the eMule file-sharing program. Also, in a thinly-veiled jab at Microsoft, "Most Likely to be Ambiguously and Baselessly Accused of Patent Violation" went to Windows API alternative Wine is Not an Emulator. And "Most Likely to Change the World"? Not surprisingly, that one went to Linux.

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