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RE: [dsdp-pmc] Jolt Awards

J  By definition, a jolt is a shock you get from electricity.  It’s often used in English idioms to mean “getting something started quickly”.  Jolt Cola, from which this award name sort-of originates, is a super-caffeinated, high-sugar cola that was popular in the US in the 80’s.  I guess we have energy drinks like Red Bull now.


Anyway, I think it’s reasonable to nominate open source projects.  It’s a long shot, but it’s got potential.  May TM is a little obscure technically, but perhaps eRCP might have a shot.




From: dsdp-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dsdp-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Oberhuber, Martin
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 4:25 AM
To: DSDP PMC list
Subject: RE: [dsdp-pmc] Jolt Awards


Well they expect nominees that "jolted" the industry. I'm afraid my English skills are not good enough to fully understand what "jolting the industry" is supposed to mean, and the dictionaries that I've been using have not really been helpful.


For TM 1.0, we've had about 250 downloads, and I do expect that our work is going to make some change to the industry in the near future - though it didn't probably make too much of a change yet in 2006. If this qualifies for "jolting", and you think it's worth the effort, I'll happily nominate TM.

Martin Oberhuber
Wind River Systems, Inc.
Target Management Project Lead, DSDP PMC Member



From: dsdp-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dsdp-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gaff, Doug
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 8:38 PM
To: DSDP PMC list
Subject: [dsdp-pmc] Jolt Awards

Anyone care to nominate one of our projects?  eRCP 1.0 and TM 1.0 seem like good potential candidates.  There is a cost and a little effort associated with nomination.  I wonder if the foundation will sponsor the submission cost.


From: [] On Behalf Of Anne Jacko
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 12:07 PM
Cc: Scott Ambler
Subject: [] Jolt Awards


Eclipse committers and project leads: 


Please see the message from Scott Ambler below. The Jolt award

nominations are now open.  The various Eclipse products and plug-ins are

definitely eligible for awards, assuming that a version of them was

released sometime in 2006.


Anne Jacko



Will Your Product Join the Ranks of Distinguished Winners Recognized this



Dr. Dobb's Journal invites all vendors to participate in the 17th Annual

Jolt Product Excellence Awards. We're looking for products, books and

websites that have made a difference to developers in 2006-"jolting" the



Eligible books, products and websites must have been published or had a

significant version release in the calendar year 2006. Websites developed

before 2006 are eligible. Visit to enter your nomination



Nominations close December 15, 2006. Finalists will be announced in January

2007, and the winners will be honored at a gala ceremony on March 21 at SD

West 2007 in Santa Clara, California.


New this year: the Jolt Industry Reports with an analysis of the software

development landscape including what's needed, where things should be

heading and who's on the right path.


- Scott

Scott W. Ambler

Practice Leader Agile Development

Rational Software




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