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Bossies 2012: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

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Welcome to the sixth annual Best of Open Source Software Awards, otherwise known as the Bossies. If you've enjoyed our previous Bossies, you're in for a treat: This year, with the help of our extended InfoWorld family of contributing editors, we've pulled together more than 100 Bossie-worthy products in seven categories, from application development tools to -- for the first time -- games and other fun stuff.

Bossie Awards 2012: The best open source applications
Bossie Awards 2012: The best open source application development tools
Bossie Awards 2012: The best open source data center and cloud software
Bossie Awards 2012: The best open source databases
Bossie Awards 2012: The best open source desktop applications
Bossie Awards 2012: The best open source networking and security software
Bossie Awards 2012: Now for something completely different

Just as the Bossies have grown fatter, so has the totality of the open source beast. Sourceforge claims more than 4 million downloads, 3,402 code commits, and 722 bugs were tracked on the day I'm writing this paragraph alone.

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