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24 Sep 2012
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Bossie Awards 2012: The Best Open Source Data Center and Cloud Software [27731]
Solutions for the Data Centers of Tomorrow

The Bossie 2012 awards for the 16 Best Open Source Data Center and Cloud Software includes the following solutions:

  • OpenStack, CloudStack, Eucalyptus, Ganeti, Open v Switch, Cloud Foundry, JBoss AS 7, Jclouds, Puppet, Chef, Juju, GlusterFS, Ceph, FreeNAS, Openfiler, NAS4Free

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20 Sep 2012
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Attention CIOs: Shop Open Source First [27714]
Amadeus Report Says Proprietary Solutions Take Second Place

"Open for business: The value of Open Source Software in transaction processing" is a paper written by Jim Norton for Amadeus. In his ComputerWorld blog on the paper Loek Essers quotes Norton as having said, "By migrating to open source, enterprises can benefit from greater and swifter innovation, improved supplier responsiveness and enhanced systems accessibility and support." Add to that the comfort level the new generation of IT personnel have in working with open source solutions, not to mention the expected estimated 20 percent savings in licensing costs, and open source looks like a good bet to Norton, even for OLTP.
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20 Sep 2012
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Shopping for Open Source Solutions? [27720]
Here Are 10 Award-winning Apps to Try

InfoWorld's Katherine Noyes summarizes the Best of Open Source Software Awards (the Bossies):

  • Inkscape: Vector graphics editor rivals Adobe Illustrator
  • Audacity: Cross-platform software for audio recording and editing
  • Plone: Industrial strength content management tool
  • KeePass: Stores passwords in a secure database with top-tier encryption
  • Gallery: Web-based photo album organizer
  • Feng Office: Web-based package that integrates project management, client relationship management, billing, and financing
  • Magento: An e-commerce platform
  • OpenEMR: Management tool for electronic health records and medical practice management
  • GnuCash: Personal and small-business financial-accounting software
  • FrontAccounting: Web-based package for managing the entire ERP chain

We will also publish articles for each of the Bossie categories.
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20 Sep 2012
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Bossies 2012: The Herd Grows in Number [27725]
The Best of Open Source Software Awards

InfoWorld's annual Best of Open Source Software Awards for 2012 (Bossie 2012) has grown in scope to include more than 100 products cited for excellence. These products are in seven categories, as Peter Wayner of InfoWorld explains, extending from application development tools to "games and other fun stuff." The categories include:

  • Best open source applications
  • Best open source application development tools
  • Best open source data center and cloud software
  • Best open source databases
  • Best open source desktop applications
  • Best open source networking and security software
  • Now for something completely different

Clearly, the FOSS horizons are limitless.
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18 Sep 2012
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Bossies 2012: The Best Open Source Business Applications [27727]
The Best of Open Source Software Awards

InfoWorld's Bossie Awards 2012 has picked 24 open business applications for recognition. The list includes:

  • Movable Type, WordPress, Plone, Joomla, Drupal, Typo3, Alfresco, Gallery, SugarCRM, vTiger, Magento, Spree, FrontAccounting, Feng Office, Gnucash, OpenERP, Openbravo, xTuple, OrangeHRM, OpenEMR, Pentaho, Bonita Open Solution, Liferay Portal, Diaspora

We will be publishing other Bossie winners over the next few weeks.
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30 Aug 2012
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Licensing Open Source Code in the Modern, Post-revolutionary Era [27421]
Cantrill Maintains GPLv2's Days are Numbered

Peace reigns in the open source arena, Bryan Cantrill maintains in his post on the need to move from GPLv2 licensing to the more open-source friendly MPLv2. The experience of VLC, which recently relicensed its core software to LGPLv2 to allow it, as Cantrill writes, " ... to be more readily shared with other projects," bears this out, he explains. A new generation of developers are convinced that open source has won the battle with proprietary software. There was general agreement with his position at Forum Internacional Software Livre in Brazil, where he first voiced his thoughts.
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