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Open Source Pros Pick their Favorite Projects

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There is, to be sure, no lack of “top software” lists in the open source world (or in software in general). The Internet is drowning in such lists.

You’ll see lists like The 7 Most Influential GNU/Linux Distributions, Top 35 Firefox Add-ons for Fun, and 49 Open Source Projects in the Spotlight. The variety of such lists is endless.

But these compendiums, however helpful, are typically created by tech journalists. People who are observers and reporters. What about the top picks of actual community leaders? The people who have worked to build open source from the ground up?

To spotlight these, Datamation polled some movers and shakers across a broad spectrum of the open source community – top professionals in open source. Here are their choices for favorite or most noteworthy open source projects and/or developments:

Jeff Waugh: Director of the GNOME Foundation

Jeff says that his choices are mostly "projects that make GNOME rock!”

WordPress and WordPress MU (multi-user)

"Blogs and planet sites have had a huge impact on communication in the FLOSS [Free/Libre/Open Source Software] world. GNOME and WordPress share many of the same philosophies about usability and development, so it's not surprising that heaps of GNOME contributors use WordPress, and we've recently deployed WordPress MU on blogs.gnome.org. WordPress rocks."

Bugzilla

"Perpetually overlooked as one of the most important FLOSS apps, even though it is absolutely crucial to the development of so many others: Mozilla, GNOME, Apache, Eclipse, OpenOffice.org...the list goes on - even NASA uses it! Bugzilla makes GNOME rock harder."

One Laptop per Child

Lee Congdon: Vice president of Information Services, Red Hat

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