Jolt Awards 2009: The Open Source Winners list!

The 19th Jolt Annual Award ceremony, held at the SD WEST 2009 earlier this month, celebrated many open source winners this year, also in the books general and books technical categories.

Postgres Plus is the Jolt Winner of the Database Engines and Data Tools category, and I tend to agree with Ed Boyajian, Enterprise DB CEO, saying that the award is an indication that the software industry understands that open sources databases are an increasingly disruptive force in the enterprise market.

MindTouch Deki is the Jolt Winner in the Enterprise Tools category, Aaron Fulkerson (MindTouch CEO) says that he is really happy because the prize awards the software engineering team, and he nicely teases Mark Hinkle (Zenoss community manager) for Zenoss Core Productivity Award.

Among open source winners also NetBeans IDE was awarded again as productivity winner in the Mobile and Web Devlopment, and easyb, a story verification framework released under the MIT license, wins the Testing Tools award.

A great book on Intellectual Property and Open Source wins the productivity winner award in the books general category, and a book on MySQL performance wins the productivity winner award in the books techinical category. Both from O’Reilly.

Disclaimer: I am a Jolt award judge.

Update: I forgot to mention Sonar, released under LGPL. Sonar wins a productivity award behind easyb (Testing Tools). Thank you Simon for the heads up