The Judges will be choosing from the five Most Promising Open Source Projects that received the most nominations, during the nomination stage. They will be selecting their top three based on a number of factors based from the following questions; Does the project address a problem that has not been tackled before? Does the project offer a new solution to an existing problem? How quickly is the community’s project growing? What do you think of the project’s long term prospects? How has the project been received by the IT community? What is the level and quality of community support like? How has the project evolved from its first release? The Judging panel is made up from a list of experienced and respected figures in the open source industry :
Helen Foster, Moodle
Helen Foster is a site admin for moodle.org, which has over a million registered users and which provides free 24-hour support for Moodle users worldwide. Helen's work as Moodle Community Manager also involves keeping an eye on the other Moodle community sites, such as docs.moodle.org, tracker.moodle.org, demo.moodle.net and hub.moodle.org and working closely with Moodle developers.
Helen has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of London and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Cambridge. Helen has also co-authored the book 'Using Moodle, Teaching with the Popular Open Source Course Management System' (published by O'Reilly).
Marc Delisle was awarded "MySQL Community Member of the year 2009" because of his involvement with phpMyAdmin. He started to contribute to the project in December 1998, when he made the multi-language version. He is still involved with phpMyAdmin as a developer and project administrator. Marc is a system administrator at Cegep de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada. He lives in Sherbrooke with his wife and they enjoy spending time with their four children.
Tony Merc Mobily is the founder and editor of Free Software Magazine. He has been advocating the use of free software for the last 15 years, and has actively developed several Drupal modules.
The final judge is made up of votes from customers and visitors to www.PacktPub.com. You have the chance to support your Most Promising Open Source Project by submitting a vote when the final five are announced.
View the other judges :
- Open Source CMS Judges
- Open Source Mobile Toolkits and Libraries Judges
- Open Source Business Applications Judges
- Open Source Multimedia Software Judges