The Awards are split up into two main stages. Firstly, nominations will begin on August 9. This is your chance to put forward your favorite Open Source project in each category to go through to the final stage of voting. The top five projects with the most nominations in each category will go through to the final stage of voting. The nominations will end on September 17.
The five finalists in each category will be announced and voting will begin on September 27. Voting will close on November 5, with the winners announced the week commencing November 15.
You will also be pleased to hear that by nominating or voting for your favorite Open Source project, you will have chances to win a fantastic Amazon Kindle! This is an opportunity for you to download all your favorite Packt eBooks and read them from one handy device. During each stage, a randomly chosen nominator or voter will be drawn out of the hat. To ensure you have a chance of winning, nominate from August 9 and vote from September 27.
The following categories make up the 2010 Open Source Awards.
Nominations and Voting: