InfoWorld Announces the 2015 Best of Open Source Software Awards

More than 100 winners showcased in six categories, ranging from data centers to mobile software, in this year’s Bossies

Framingham, Mass. – September 18, 2015 –  IDG’s InfoWorld—the technology media brand committed to keeping IT decision-makers ahead of the technology curve—has announced the winners of its 2015 Best of Open Source Software Awards, aka the Bossies. Selected by InfoWorld editors and contributors, these awards highlight the top open source software that keep the business running. From clouds, to data centers, networks and more, Bossies 2015 recipients provide a software guide for all (Click to Tweet).

The 2015 awards recognize the top open source projects in six categories which include the best open source applications, development tools, big data tools, data center and cloud software, desktop and mobile software, and networking and security software. These winning projects are chosen not only by InfoWorld editors, but by InfoWorld contributors who have direct experience with open source technologies and currently work as systems integrators, data scientists, security consultants, software developers and networking professionals. Using open source solutions first hand, they understand the growth, productivity and opportunity of using open source, and expertly share their assessments.

“At a time when software development is booming and open source software is transforming every area of the business, we couldn’t be more excited to release this year’s Bossie Award winners,” said Doug Dineley, executive editor of InfoWorld. “These recipients are the applications, development tools, cloud platforms, and big data analytics solutions that are reinventing the enterprise.”

InfoWorld’s 2015 Best of Open Source Software Award winners:


  • Bonita BPM
  • Camunda BPM
  • CiviCRM
  • iDempiere
  • LibreOffice
  • Mautic
  • Odoo
  • OrangeHRM
  • xTuple
  • SuiteCRM
  • Talend Open Studio
  • Teiid
  • Warewolf ESB

Application Development

  • AngularJS
  • Atom
  • Brackets
  • Cassandra
  • Cordova
  • Couchbase
  • Docker
  • Famous Engine
  • Ionic
  • LLVM
  • MongoDB
  • js and io.js
  • OpenCV
  • OrientDB
  • Polymer
  • React
  • RethinkDB
  • Rust
  • Swagger
  • TypeScript

Big Data

  • Apex
  • CDAP
  • Drill
  • Druid
  • Flink
  • Elasticsearch
  • H2O
  • HBase
  • Hive
  • Jupyter
  • Kafka
  • Kylin
  • Mesos
  • NiFi
  • OpenTSDB
  • Ranger
  • SlamData
  • Spark
  • Storm
  • Zeppelin

Data Center and Cloud

  • Ansible
  • CoreOS and Rkt
  • Docker Machine, Compose, Swarm
  • Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana
  • GlusterFS
  • Jenkins
  • Kubernetes
  • Mesos
  • .NET Core and ASP.NET vNext
  • js and io.js
  • Prometheus
  • RancherOS
  • Seneca
  • Sensu
  • SmartOS and SmartDataCenter

Desktop and Mobile

  • 7-Zip
  • Firefox
  • Inkscape
  • KeePass
  • KeePassDroid
  • Handbrake
  • LibreOffice
  • Notepad++
  • Orbot
  • Prey
  • Tails
  • Thunderbird
  • VirtualBox
  • VLC

Networking and Security

  • BeEF
  • Cuckoo Sandbox
  • GRR Rapid Response
  • Icinga 2
  • Kali Linux
  • Lynis
  • OpenNMS
  • OpenVAS
  • OWASP O-Saft
  • OWASP Xenotix
  • Security Onion
  • Unhide
  • Zenoss Core

To learn more about the 2015 Best of Open Source Software Award recipients, visit

About Info Best of Open Source Software Awards

Each year, InfoWorld’s Bossies (Best of Open Source Software awards) recognize the best open source software for businesses and professional users. InfoWorld’s central mission has always been to identify the most innovative products available to developers and IT organizations. Increasingly, those products — ranging from application development tools to platforms and infrastructure software to CRM and ERP applications — come from open source projects. Bossie winners are chosen by InfoWorld editors and reviewers.

 About InfoWorld

InfoWorld is the leading resource for content and tools for keeping IT decision-makers “ahead of the technology curve.” The InfoWorld Expert Contributor Network provides a unique perspective in the market; our editors provide first-hand experience from testing, deploying and managing implementation of emerging enterprise technologies. InfoWorld’s Web site ( and strategic marketing services provide a deep dive into specific technologies to help IT decision-makers excel in their roles and provide opportunities for IT vendors to reach this audience. InfoWorld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at

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