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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Open source innovation: Bespin


Under the hood, Mozilla Labs’ Bespin is an ambitious attempt to push the boundaries of what’s possible for Web-based applications. Every element of the editor’s UI, from the blinking cursor to the editor text itself, is rendered using HTML5’s new

element. Its current feature set is limited. Over the long term, however, Mozilla Labs’ plans for Bespin are as intriguing as they are ambitious. Once it’s mature, Bespin will offer a collaborative, online code authoring environment like no other. (Click to enlarge screenshot.)


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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