InfoWorld Announces the 2011 Best of Open Source Software Award Winners

37 Winning Projects Underscore Open Source Excellence From the Desktop to the Data Center

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - IDG's InfoWorld, the technology media brand devoted to modernizing enterprise IT, has announced the winners of its annual Best of Open Source Software awards (Bossies). Chosen by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, the annual Bossies recognize the best and most innovative open source software products for end users, businesses and IT professionals.

The 2011 awards, which recognize 37 projects, reflect the dominance of open source software on the desktop, in mobile technology, in business applications, in application development, and in the data center and the private cloud. This year's winners include long-standing projects that are leading the way in established product categories and new projects that are taking freshly innovative approaches to new problems.

"Open source software has pushed into every corner of business computing," said Doug Dineley, executive editor/test center, InfoWorld. "In every software category worth mentioning, you'll find a competitive open source solution. And in some cases, open source is the only solution. Our Bossie Award winners are the best open source projects we know."

The 2011 Best of Open Source Software Award categories and recipients are:


  • Apache Lucene/Solr
  • Bonita Open Solution
  • Drupal
  • Openbravo
  • Pentaho BI Suite
  • Sugar
  • WordPress

Desktop and mobile:

  • 7-Zip
  • CamStudio
  • Google Android
  • Google Chrome
  • LibreOffice
  • PDFCreator
  • Pidgin
  • Oracle VirtualBox
  • TrueCrypt
  • VLC

Application development:

  • Apache Hadoop
  • CakePHP
  • CoffeeScript
  • Hudson
  • Jenkins
  • jQuery Mobile
  • MongoDB
  • Node.js
  • Sencha Touch
  • Web2py
  • Git

Data center and cloud:

  • Eucalyptus
  • GlusterFS
  • Puppet
  • OpenStack
  • Talend Open Studio
  • Vyatta
  • WSO2
  • Xen

"The InfoWorld Test Center is a unique initiative that provides unbiased reviews of IT solutions, providing insight to both IT vendors producing theses solutions and IT managers looking for the best solution for their organization," said Sean Weglage, SVP digital and publisher, Infoworld. "InfoWorld focuses on ways to modernize enterprise IT, and programs like the Test Center and the Bossies bring new technologies to life."

To learn more about the winning technologies, visit "Bossie Awards 2011: The best open source software of the year."

About InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards
InfoWorld's annual Bossies (Best of Open Source Software awards) recognize the best open source software for end users, business, and IT professionals. The Bossies are selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers. To nominate your favorite open source project, please contact Test Center Executive Editor Doug Dineley.

About InfoWorld
InfoWorld is the leading resource for content and tools on "modernizing enterprise IT." InfoWorld's Web site, focused seminars and custom programs provide a deep dive into specific technologies to help IT managers excel in their roles and provide opportunities for IT vendors to reach this audience. InfoWorld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at

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