In each category there will be a panel of four judges that will vote for the top three projects. A final vote will come from the results of a public vote on www.PacktPub.com
The judges will be choosing from the finalists that received the most nominations during the nomination stage. They will be basing their choices on a number of factors as part of the judging criteria for each category.
The judging panel is made up from a list of experienced and respected figures in the open source industry. For a full list of judges and judging criteria for each category, please see the Packt website – http://www.packtpub.com/blog/packt-announce-2010-open-source-awards-judges