Five Biggest Open Source Developments in 2012

1. The establishment of the OpenStack Foundation, which symbolized the strong growth that open source cloud solutions have enjoyed over the last year, while also providing a basis for continued momentum in this area going into 2013. At this point, the centrality of open source software–including not only the OpenStack cloud infrastructure but related technologies such as the KVM virtualization hypervisor and Hadoop Big Data platform–seems a foregone conclusion.

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