7 open source innovations on the cutting edge

Think open source doesn’t innovate? Think again. Here are seven projects that are exploring exciting new directions in computing -- for free

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7 open source innovations on the cutting edge

The open source movement remains a font of innovation to this day, and not just in the commercial sector. Numerous projects founded by universities, loosely knit communities, and individuals are exploring areas yet to be taken on by mainstream, proprietary software products. Here are just seven examples of exciting new ideas in software that you may be able to buy from proprietary vendors someday, but that you can only get for free from the open source community today.

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See also:

InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards

Top 10 open source apps for Windows, at a glance

Top 10 open source apps for Mac OS X

Top 10 Open Source Hall of FamersOn Teaching Open Source Development

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