A number of people have asked me how the winners of the Eclipse Community Awards were selected. The Individual awards were voted on by the community. The Technology awards were selected by a panel of judges. The judges used three criteria for selected the winners were:
- Usability and intuitiveness of the user interface – Is the product user interface easy to understand
- Innovation and Uniqueness – How cleverly does it solve the problem
- Completeness – How well does it solve the problem, including technology, documentation, tutorials, web site, community support, etc.
A special thank you to the judges for spending the time review over 50 nominations, it was greatly appreciated.