Remember Snort? Or Asterisk? Or Jaspersoft or Zimbra? Heck, you might still be using them. All of these open source champions—InfoWorld Best of Open Source Software Award winners 10 years ago—are still going strong. And why not? They’re still perfectly useful.
Ten years ago these tools were among the best answers to pressing needs in the enterprise network—for intrusion detection, call management, reporting, and collaboration. But looking back on them now, you can’t help but think, “Wow. Software was so much simpler then.”
But even as we grapple with the likes of microservice architecture, distributed data processing frameworks, deep neural networks, and “dapps,” we remain steadfast in our commitment to bring you—this year and every year—the best that open source has to offer. Welcome to InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Awards!