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

By Neil McAllister |, InfoWorld |  Open Source, open source projects, slideshow

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 <canvas> 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.)

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