Packt’s 2011 Open Source Awards is in voting stage

Packt’s 2011 Open Source Awards is in voting stage

While developers are pretty busy working on software, Packt Publishing is running another annual Open Source Awards and has nominees in Multimedia category once again.

Traditionally Blender, GIMP and Inkscape are the three chosen projects, joined by one or two other teams. This year those other projects are Airtime, an open radio software for scheduling and remote station management, and Krita, an image editor and painting application from Calligra Suite (KDE). The prize is $2,500, the first runner-up gets $1,000, and the second runner-up gets $500.

As for judges, Anne-Mieke Bovelett and Mauricio Duque already participated last year, so they probably don't need a special introduction. Allan Brito is well-known in the Blender community as the author of a book on architectural visiulization in Blender and maintainer of the Blender 3D Architect blog. Finally Kay runs K-Director.com, a blog on software, web applications, blogging etc.

Given steady growth of Krita's popularity as a tool for digital painting there's could be some unpredictable results. We can't promise you mud restling as the teams are all friends really, but it's really up to you to decide who wins. You can vote right here till October 31.

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