NetBeans wins a "BOSSIE" award
By chhandomay on Sep 11, 2007
InfoWorld recognized NetBeans as the best open source IDE, as part of its first annual Best of Open Source or "Bossie" award. The award recognizes NetBeans, as opposed to Eclipse, because it has out-innovated Eclipse and "has hewn closely to the vision of a lightweight, responsive, and easily configurable IDE." The article further states, "For its commitment to quality over quantity and for the courage to rip and replace modules to improve developer productivity, we salute the NetBeans team and its stellar IDE. NetBeans wins the Bossie."
This is the second Bossie won by Sun. ZFS won another for "Best of Open Source for Storage."