p2p news / p2pnet: Azureus has come out on top in the first annual SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards for p2p applications.
The awards were created, “after lengthy discussions about how to recognize the Open Source community for the incredible work and contributions community members make to technology today,” says the winners’ site.
SourceForge.net says it hosts more than 115,000 projects and, “While we can`t recognize every worthy project and the worldwide teams that collaborate and build them, we can at least attempt to gather a list of those projects that, for one reason or another, resonate with users and the rest of the community.
“The projects were selected within each of the fourteen technology categories, and are based on activity ranking within those categories.’
And here are the top three (interesting that p2p apps comprise the first two):
Best Overall, Azureus BitTorrent Client, ” A powerful, full-featured, cross-platform java BitTorrent client.”
First Runner-Up, eMule, based on the eDonkey2000 network and which, “offers more features than the standard client”.
Second Runner-Up, 7-Zip, a, “file archiver with the high compression ratio” and which supports multiple format.