Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Top 40 open source products for business and IT pros (Bossie 2009 winners)

Since 2007, each year InfoWorld's Bossie (Best of Open Source Software awards) will recognize a total of 40 best open source software from various categories for business and IT pros of the year.

The 2009 Bossie winners are...

Best of open source developer tools:

  • BrowserShots service
  • Drools BRMS
  • Eclipse Web Services Tools
  • Hadoop and Hive for distributed data processing
  • jQuery JavaScript library
  • Mono .Net platform
  • NetBeans IDE for Java and dynamic languages
  • OpenStreetMap mapping project
  • PhoneGap framework for mobile application development
  • WebKit browser rendering engine

Best of open source enterprise software:
  • Compiere ERP systems
  • Openbravo ERP systems
  • Dimdim web conference software
  • Drupal for content management
  • Intalio for process management
  • Jaspersoft for reporting and BI
  • Pentaho for reporting and BI
  • Magento for e-commerce
  • Piwik for web analytics
  • SugarCRM for sales and customer management
  • WordPress blog publishing platform

Best of open source networking software:
  • Cacti
  • Nagios
  • IPCop firewall
  • Kamailio SIP proxy server
  • KeePass password manager
  • Openfiler SAN/NAS appliance
  • OpenNMS enterprise monitoring system
  • PacketFence network access control
  • Puppet configuration management framework
  • Untangle network security gateway

Best of open source platforms and middleware:
  • Jitterbit data migration and integration
  • Talend data migration and integration
  • Mule service bus
  • WSO2 modular SOA platform
  • Nginx web server
  • OpenVZ server virtualization platforms
  • Xen server virtualization platforms
  • VirtualBox desktop virtualization tool
  • Turnkey Linux factory of software appliances
Beside the 40 Bossie winners, Infoworld also named the Top 10 Open Source Hall of Famers from the greatest open source software of all time. They are:
  • Linux kernel
  • GNU utilities and compilers
  • Ubuntu
  • The 3 BSDs (FreeBSD, OpenBSD & NetBSD)
  • Samba
  • MySQL
  • BIND
  • Sendmail
  • OpenSSH and OpenSSL
  • Apache
Beside that, Infoworld recognises there are a lot of great open source apps for Windows too, and they've picked the 10 best:
  • FileZilla
  • VirtualBox
  • OpenOffice.org
  • Firefox
  • Paint.Net
  • Media Player Classic
  • TrueCrypt
  • PDFCreator
  • 7-Zip
  • ClamWin
Click here for more details about the Infoworld Bossie 2009 awards.


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