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jeremy 12-07-2012 03:13 PM

2012 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Categories
 
It's almost time for the 2012 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. Here is the list of proposed categories for this year. Keep in mind that while we understand that some categories end up containing projects that might not be directly comparable, it's simply not feasible to have enough categories to be all encompassing. If you have suggestions on additions, subtractions or modifications, let us know. I'll be finalizing the list and posting the polls based on feedback from this thread.

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Desktop Distribution of the Year
Server Distribution of the Year
Mobile Distribution of the Year
Database of the Year
NoSQL Database of the Year
Office Suite of the Year
Browser of the Year
Desktop Environment of the Year
Window Manager of the Year
Messaging Application of the Year
VoIP Application of the Year
Virtualization Product of the Year
Audio Media Player Application of the Year
Video Media Player Application of the Year
Graphics Application of the Year
Network Security Application of the Year
Host Security Application of the Year
Monitoring Application of the Year
IDE/Web Development Editor of the Year
Text Editor of the Year
File Manager of the Year
Open Source Game of the Year
Programming Language of the Year
Revision Control System of the Year
Backup Application of the Year
Open Source CMS/Blogging platform
Configuration Management Tool of the Year
Open Source Web Framework of the Year
Web Server of the Year (NEW)
I am considering removing the following polls and am interested in additional feedback:
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Audio Authoring Application of the Year
Video Authoring Application of the Year
Media Center of the Year
Thanks!

--jeremy

sycamorex 12-07-2012 03:58 PM

Thanks Jeremy.

Quite exhaustive list of categories.

Personally, I'm not interested in any of the three categories that you mentioned.

Any thoughts on introducing an X terminal emulator category?

jeremy 12-07-2012 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 4844827)
Any thoughts on introducing an X terminal emulator category?

My gut is that this would not be a highly contested category, nor one that would draw sufficient interest; but I'm certainly open to feedback on the topic.

--jeremy

kooru 12-08-2012 02:36 AM

X terminal emulator was good idea.
My 2 cents ;)

H_TeXMeX_H 12-08-2012 03:49 AM

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Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 4844815)
I am considering removing the following polls and am interested in additional feedback:

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Audio Authoring Application of the Year
Video Authoring Application of the Year
Media Center of the Year

Thanks!

--jeremy

What are the reasons for removing these ? Are there just too few of them ?

Media center should be removed.

jefro 12-08-2012 11:57 AM

The last three interest me.

jeremy 12-10-2012 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 4845040)
What are the reasons for removing these ? Are there just too few of them?

There are a variety of reasons we'd remove a poll, including but not limited to:

* lack of participation
* lack of viable options
* lack of competitive options
* poorly defined category

--jeremy

jeremy 12-13-2012 10:52 AM

Based on feedback and further thought, we'll be removing all three of the listed categories this year. I'll be posting the polls (for feedback, voting will not start until at least next week) shortly, but I'd be interested in any last minute feedback on potentially adding any of the following categories:

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X terminal emulator <- as previously suggested
Shell of the Year <- a category that we removed but would consider bringing back for a year
Open Source Hardware <- Beagle Board, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Pandora, Bug Labs, etc.
--jeremy

H_TeXMeX_H 12-13-2012 11:37 AM

Terminal emulator would be a great category, plenty to choose from.

Shell of the year I think would be less successful because most people don't care and just use bash. There are a good number of choices tho.

Open Source Hardware would work, but not all these devices are designed for the same thing, I'm not sure that it would be too meaningful.

DavidMcCann 12-13-2012 12:38 PM

I'd have thought there are quite a few video editors: I know I consulted a previous poll before choosing one myself.

jeremy 12-13-2012 01:34 PM

Here's the final list of categories this year:

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Desktop Distribution of the Year
Server Distribution of the Year
Mobile Distribution of the Year
Database of the Year
NoSQL Database of the Year
Office Suite of the Year
Browser of the Year
Desktop Environment of the Year
Window Manager of the Year
Messaging Application of the Year
VoIP Application of the Year
Virtualization Product of the Year
Audio Media Player Application of the Year
Video Media Player Application of the Year
Graphics Application of the Year
Network Security Application of the Year
Host Security Application of the Year
Network Monitoring Application of the Year
IDE/Web Development Editor of the Year
Text Editor of the Year
File Manager of the Year
Open Source Game of the Year
Programming Language of the Year
Revision Control System of the Year
Backup Application of the Year
Open Source CMS/Blogging platform
Configuration Management Tool of the Year
Open Source Web Framework of the Year
Web Server of the Year (NEW)
X Terminal Emulator of the Year (NEW)
Open Source Hardware Product of the Year (NEW)
Thanks again for the feedback. Unlike in previous years, where I posted the full polls and forum ahead of time but held voting until we gathered feedback (which caused confusion on multiple levels and a string of "why can't I vote" posts), this year I am going to start a single thread in the LQS&F forum with one category per post. This will allow full discussion of the poll options with hopefully less confusion. Stay tuned.

--jeremy

jeremy 12-13-2012 03:10 PM

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...es-4175441351/

--jeremy


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