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TMCNet:  Black Duck Reports 2012 Open Source Rookies of the Year

[February 04, 2013]

Black Duck Reports 2012 Open Source Rookies of the Year

Feb 04, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Black Duck Software announced the 2012 Open Source Rookies of the Year recognizing the top new open source projects initiated in 2012.

In a release, the Company noted that now in its fifth year, the Open Source Rookies program utilizes data on open source projects from Ohloh.net and the Black Duck KnowledgeBase. Using a weighted scoring system, points were awarded based on project activity, commits pace, project team attributes, and other factors. Black Duck determined the top 10 projects following an audit of its findings and project scores.

Rookies of the year include: -Ansible a simple configuration management, deployment, and ad-hoc task execution tool.

-Chaplin.js an architecture for JavaScript applications using the Backbone.js library, it provides a structure that features design patterns and best practices.

-GPUImage an iOS library that lets you apply GPU-accelerated filters and other effects to images, live camera video, and movies.

-Hammer.js a JavaScript library for multi-touch gestures, Hammer.js enables gestures for the web on mobile devices.

-InaSAFE produces realistic natural hazard impact scenarios for better planning, preparedness and response activities.

-Yahoo Mojito a JavaScript MVC framework for mobile and Web applications running on client and server.

-Sidekiq provides simple, efficient message processing for Ruby.

-Syte packaged personal site that has social integrations like Twitter, GitHub, Tumblr, WordPress, Stack Overflow and more.

-Twitter Bower a package manager for the web that lets you install assets such as images, CSS, JS and manages dependencies for you.

-TypeScript a language for application-scale JavaScript development, providing a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.

-Honorable Mention: DCPUToolChain an assembler, compiler, emulator and Integrated Development Environment for the DCPU-16 virtual CPU.

"The 2012 Rookies demonstrate how community innovation, particularly within the JavaScript and mobile projects, mirrors the needs for innovation in web experiences, mobile devices and enterprise applications," said Black Duck President and CEO Tim Yeaton. "Being able to identify and showcase these up-and-coming open source projects is an important part of our mission at Black Duck to bring together the open source community and businesses around the world." Black Duck offers software and consulting.

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