August 4, 2008

IDG’s InfoWorld Names the Winners of the Best of Open Source Software for 2008

IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT Decision Makers, today announced the winners of InfoWorld's Bossie Awards, a recognition program now in its second year that highlights the best of open source software. Full results are available at

Now more than ever, software solutions for the enterprise rely on open source programming. Selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, the 2008 Bossies celebrate software products and companies that demonstrate innovation, functionality, ease of use, implementation, and a proven track record in serving the needs of today's businesses.

"The breadth and quality of open source software continues to amaze us," notes Doug Dineley, Executive Editor of the InfoWorld Test Center. "We've singled out 60 products for Bossies -- developer tools, middleware, firewalls and routers, productivity apps, CRM and ERP, etc. -- and we're only scratching the surface. When you look at all that's available, and how good it is, you start to think that someday all software will be free."

This Year's InfoWorld Bossie Award Recipients (listed alphabetically) include:

 Best of open source in application development db4o, Object Database Git, Version Control HttpClient, Web Client Library Intel Threaded Building Blocks, Parallel Programming JBoss Drools, Business Rule Management System Open Flex, Rich Internet Applications Prototype, JavaScript Framework soapUI, Web Services Test Tool Best of open source in productivity applications Audacity, Sound Editing Blender, 3D Modeling Firefox, Web Browser GIMP, Image Editing, Productivity Suite PDFCreator, PDF Creation Best of open source in enterprise applications Alfresco Community, Content Management Compiere, Enterprise Resource Planning dotProject, Project Management Hyperic HQ, Application Monitoring Intalio BPMS,  Business Process Management JasperReports,  Reporting Liferay Portal, Enterprise Portal Magento eCommerce, E-Commerce Pentaho Open BI Suite, Business Intelligence SugarCRM, Customer Relationship Management Best of open source in collaboration Elgg, Social Networking MediaWiki, Wiki VNC and Chicken of the VNC, Remote Control Scalix, Mail and Calendar WordPress, Blog Publishing Best of open source in networking Asterisk, IP Telephony AWStats, Log File Analyzer InSSIDer, Wireless Network Scanner Nagios, Server Monitoring NDISwrapper, Wireless Network Interface Vyatta, Router, Firewall, & VPN Wireshark, Network Protocol Analyzer Zenoss Core, Network Monitoring Best of open source in platforms and middleware CentOS, Server Operating System JBossESB, Enterprise Service Bus MySQL, Database phpMyAdmin, MySQL Administration Puppy Linux, Small-Footprint OS Talend Open Studio, Data Integration Ubuntu, Desktop Operating System VirtualBox, Desktop Virtualization Xen, Server Virtualization Best of open source in security AppArmor, Application Security Metasploit Framework, Penetration Toolkit Ophcrack, Password Cracker SmoothWall Express, Network Firewall Snort with BASE, Network Intrusion Detection Splunk, Security Log Analysis TrueCrypt, Disk Encryption Untangle Gateway Platform, Gateway Security Best of open source in storage Amanda, Network Backup FreeNAS, Storage Server WinMerge, File Management SMART Monitoring Tools, Disk Monitoring StorageIM, Storage Administration Free Online Backup, Online Backup 

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