James Dixon’s Blog

James Dixon’s thoughts on commercial open source and open source business intelligence

SugarCRM Professional wins ‘best open source solution’ award. Huh?

with one comment

The Software & Information Industry Association has given SugarCRM Professional an award for ‘Best Open Source Solution’ in their 2009 CODie Awards. Either the name of the award or the criteria for it are wrong.

I could see SugarCRM Professional getting ‘Best Commercial Open Source Solution’ or ‘Best Product Based on an Open Source Core’. I could also see their community edition getting an open source award. But the professional edition getting an open source award is off the mark. My guess is that the SIIA are a little new to the whole open source / commercial open source thing.

Nice to see Adaptive Planning get an award, I’ve met those guys a few times. They got an award for ‘Best Business Intelligence or Knowledge Management Solution’, which is odd for a budgeting and planning application, but well done anyway.


Written by James

May 13, 2009 at 4:13 pm

One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Heh, funny. By their own rules:

    “Awards the best software solution developed from source code in either the pubic domain or licensed according to an open source license. Includes operating systems, databases, applications, infrastructure, etc. ”

    I don’t think SugarCRM Professional is either public domain or open source licensed.

    The other nominees:

    – Citrix Xen 3.3, Citrix Systems
    – Zenoss Core, Crossroads PR
    – NetBeans IDE, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    I believe met that criterion (i.e. it was Zenoss Core and not Zenoss Enterprise).


    May 13, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: