Welcome to the UK Linux & Open Source Awards 2006

The 2006 awards were held on the 25th October at the Millenium Gloucester Hotel and saw 16 awards being presented to people, products and companies that had been chosen by a panel of judges or voted for by visitors to this website. To see the list of winners click here.

Thanks again to everyone and anyone who participated in this years awards. Here’s to 2007!

The 2006 awards were held at the fabulous Millenium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington with the awards presented by BBC’s Top Gear ‘The Stig’ aka Perry McCarthy and was attended by the Industry’s best.

The gala dinner, again provided the opportunity for people to entertain and meet key players in the Linux industry, within this prestigious environment.

As in the previous year, the awards were split into two categories, the first being judged by a chosen panel, and the second being voted for by people visiting the awards site. The winners of the awards can be seen on here and here.

Plans for 2007 are already underway!




Best Linux/OSS Application
Asterisk – Digium Inc

Best Linux Hardware
IBM Power Processor

Best Embedded Linux Product or Initiative
sponsored by

Qtopia Greenphone – Trolltech
Best Linux/OSS Developer Tool
sponsored by

Trac – Edgwell Software

Best Use of CGI With Linux/Open Source
Elephants Dream – The Blender Foundation

Best Linux/Open Source System Builder

Linux Emporium

Best Linux/Open Source e-Business Solution
sponsored by

EGS – Senokian Solutions Ltd

Best Linux/Open Source Marketing Campaign

LUG Radio Live – LUG Radio
Best Public Sector Linux/Open Source Implementation
sponsored by

Kent Police Authority – Novell
Best Enterprise Linux/Open Source Implementation sponsored by

Total Oil – HP


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