I finally have had time to update the web site with all of the nominations for the Eclipse Awards. The deadline was last Friday and once again it is a proven fact that everyone (including myself) waits until the deadline before doing anything 🙂 On Thursday and Friday I had close to 40 nominations sent in. It is great to see the response and thanks to everyone for taking the time to enter a nomination.
The really cool thing is that we received nominations from organizations that I was not aware of. I have not had a chance to read them all but there looks like some really cool products up for the awards. I don’t envy the job the judges have selecting a winner.
The one thing that did surprise me is that we only received 3 nominations in the category of ‘open source developer tools’. I think next year I need to spend more time trying to get the word out to these folks. Any suggestions on how to make that happen? We also only received 3 nominations for ‘best deployment’ but this is to be expected since it is a difficult category to convince enterprises to submit the information.
Thanks again to everyone that submited an award. The judges will now start determining a short list and selecting the winner. The winners will be announced at EclipseCon.
We also received a lot of nominations for the individual awards. Bjorn is taking care of setting up the voting process for those awards. Voting will commence around February 10.