Rosegarden, a powerful KDE based professional music composition and editing environment, has been named SourceForge project of the month for December. With a notation editor, event editor, intuitive MIDI Studio concept, vast mixing and plugin capabilities, Rosegarden provides the audio professional with the tools they need for a complete Digital Audio Workstation. In the article, the programmers discuss how the project started, the intended audience, and the defining moment for Rosegarden as a widely used and important application. Congratulations to the Rosegarden team!