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

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 4, 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