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Open Source Software I Am Thankful For

November 22, 2011 - 1 Comment

As we approach Thanksgiving here in the US, we are reminded of things we are thankful for. I thought it poignant to reflect on Open Source projects I am thankful for. These are in no particular order, but represent everything from infrastructure projects to compilers to source control tools. These are some of the most popular and used software in the world today, and taking a moment to say thanks to all the developers, testers, and users is time well spent:

  1. Linux
  2. OpenStack
  3. oVirt
  4. Apache
  5. gcc
  6. Firefox
  7. OpenWRT
  8. git
  9. Hadoop
  10. Puppet
There are certainly plenty of additional Open Source projects out there turning great code into extraordinary solutions. What Open Source projects are you most thankful for? Feel free to share them in the comments so others can explore them and understand why they are so special!

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  1. I am also thankful for Linux and Firefox. All hail the developers. More power guys! 🙂