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Open source projects under microscope

Open world forum to pick best

By Maxwell Cooter, TechWorld
September 06, 2010 10:43 AM ET

TechWorld - The world's best open source projects are going to be under close scrutiny in an effort to determine which one is the biggest game changer in the market.

The 13 finalists in the Demo Cup, which is organised by the Open World Forum, will be assessed on their viability. The competition is held on 1 October, when each of the finalists has eight minutes to persuade the jury of their project's worthiness.

The finalists are ActiveEon; Disruptive Innovations; Conecta Research; Hedera Technology; iceScrum; Jaspersoft; Mozilla; Obeo; Pentaho; O Engine; Pilot Systems; Talend and XWiki.

Nuxeo's Stefane Fermigier, joint chairman of the jury, which is made up of many open source luminaries, said: "When choosing the finalists from among the many submissions we received, we took three key criteria into account: the innovative and open nature of the projects being presented; the impact that we thought they might have on their respective markets; and their ability to produce a spectacular demo that would leave a lasting impression on the audience."

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