Bossie Awards 2011: The best open source software of the year
Sep 07, 2011, 16:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Wayner)
"The success of open source is so huge that Linus Torvalds has
stopped kidding about it. "I don't say world domination anymore,"
Torvalds remarked at LinuxCon Japan this year. "It was funny 15
years ago because it was so obviously a joke. For the last 10 years
it's not been so much a joke anymore, so it's no longer funny, so I
stopped saying it.
"Torvalds was speaking about Linux in particular, but open
source is just as dominant in general. Web repositories like
Sourceforge and GitHub are overflowing with source code ready for
anyone to download, revise, and extend. The TiVo and other
appliances with open source foundations dominate the living room,
while practically every new website is built around a large
collection of open source packages, not to mention all of the tools
for the desktop and the data center. Torvalds is right to avoid
appearing too arrogant.
"For a healthy sampling of open source success, just follow the
links below to profiles of InfoWorld's 2011 Bossie Award
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Awards 2011: The best open source application development software
Bossie Awards 2011: The best open source data center and cloud