Open Source Survey: Oracle Products on Top

Oracle continues to work with the open source community to bring the most innovative and productive software to market (more). Oracle products received the most votes in several key categories of the 2010 Linux Journal Reader's Choice Awards. With over 12,000 technologists reporting, these product earned top spots:

Best Office Suite: OpenOffice.org
Best Single Office Program: OpenOffice.org Writer
Best Database: MySQL
Best Virtualization Solution: VirtualBox

"As the leading open source technology and service provider, Oracle continues to work with the community stakeholders to rapidly innovate many open source products for use in fully tested production environments," says Edward Screven, Oracle's chief corporate architect. "Supporting open source is important to Oracle and our customers, and we continue to invest in it."

According to a recent report by the Linux Foundation, Oracle is one of the top ten contributors to the Linux Kernel. Oracle also contributes millions of lines of code to these important projects:

OpenJDK: 7,002,579
Eclipse: 1,800,000 (#3 in active committers)
MySQL: 5,073,113
NetBeans: 7,870,446
JSF: 701,980
Apache MyFaces Trinidad: 1,316,840
Hudson: 1,209,779
OpenOffice.org: 7,500,000


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