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10 New Open Source Projects You May Not Know About

Jan 23, 2012, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"To come up with its list, Black Duck used data on open source projects from sources including Ohloh.net. It says it reviewed thousands of open source projects started in 2011.

"Winners were chosen using a weighted scoring system that awarded points based on commit activity (the number of changes made to the software per day), the size of the project team, and the number of in-bound links to the project.

"Without further ado, here are the winners Black Duck came up with:

"1. Bootstrap, a toolkit from Twitter designed to kick-start development of Web applications and sites;

"2. BrowserID, a secure, decentralized, open source, cross-browser way to sign onto websites based on the user's email address;

"3. Canvas, billed by Black Duck as 'the only commercial open source learning management system and the only LMS native to the cloud';"

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