That hardly strikes me as news. I mean, they've got Nunit listed, and it has been out for years.
Yeah some of the products that got awarded are quite old (I dont know the criteria for product selection), but if a product is good, then it is good.
I think it's just reader voting, without any release date criteria such as only products released in 2006 are considered.
I just downloaded the AJAX release from ajax.asp.net and wanted to thank you for your podcast a while ago that first got me thinking about Microsoft ATLAS before that I was planning to use script.aculo.us