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SourceForge Crowns Most Popular Open-Source Software

The finalists, tallied from nearly 250,000 voters, included applications ranging from customer relationship management and firewalls to anti-virus and Xbox Media Center innovations.

The Azureus-BitTorrent Client won the overall most popular open-source software award in SourceForge.net's first annual Community Choice Awards, the developer collaboration site said Thursday.

The winning projects in a variety of other categories were also announced at the LinuxWorld Expo this week. The finalists, which were taken from nearly 250,000 voters, included open source applications ranging from customer relationship management and firewalls to anti-virus and Xbox Media Center innovations.

“SourceForge.net is honored to enable the open source community to recognize the extraordinary contributions projects on the site make to technology today,” Jay Seirmarco, general manager of SourceForge.net, said in a statement.

The collaboration site has nearly 1.3 million registered users and currently hosts almost 117,000 projects, according to SourceForge.net, a subsidiary of VA Software Corp.

The categories followed by the winning projects, which are all available through SourceForge.net, are:

Clustering Project: BitTorrent Queue Manager

Database Project: phpMyAdmin

Desktop Project: WINE for Darwin and Mac OS X

Development Project: Gaim

Enterprise Project: Zimbra Collaboration Suite

Financial Project: A PHP Paypal API

Game Project: Xbox Media Center

Hardware Project: Linux on the Microsoft Xbox

Multimedia Project: Xbox Media Center

Networking Project: FileZilla

Security Project: WinSCP

SysAdmin Project: phpMyAdmin

VoIP Project: Asterisk GUI client

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