OpenNMS Takes Bronze
Last year OpenNMS was awarded the Gold medal in TechTarget’s 2007 Product Leadership Awards in the “Network and IT management platforms” category. We beat out HP and IBM for the honor, so we were pretty excited.
This year they didn’t have that category, but OpenNMS did take the Bronze in “Applications and network management“. Not nearly as exciting as winning Gold against two of the big four but we’re still honored to be a winner, and one of only two open source projects to win an award (the other being the most excellent Asterisk, which won the Silver in the “IP telephony systems” category).
All of the other winners have much deeper pockets than our project, yet this demonstrates that a strong community can still create an application that can play with the big guys. It comes from driving the value up the chain from the user perspective, and not top down. Many thanks to everyone who supported us in this year’s survey.