How CCAlive Lives on Today
The SourceForge Community Choice Awards honor developers in the open source software community for their hard work and devotion to their craft. Open source developers work hard for little to no monetary reward for their efforts, only the gratitude of users. Users show their gratitude by voting on the SourceForge Community Choice Awards.
Nominated and voted on by users of sourceforge.net, the awards honor achievements in the categories of Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins, Best Project for Academia, Most Likely to Change the Way You Do Everything, Best Project for Multimedia, Best Tool or Utility for Developers and Best Visual Design, among others. Users nominate projects for the preferred categories, and the 10 most popular eligible are the finalists.
The SourceForge Community Choice Awards honors and encourages innovations and quality in the open source software community. Using the Twitter name "CCALive," SourceForge was able to spark the buzz on their event. Although the event has not been held since 2009, many other organizations have used the phrase "CCAlive" to represent them.