The top five Open Source Packages used by Companies....

Computer World had an article this week that talked about what 5 packages companies ask for support for and thus must be using.  The list is

  1. JBoss
  2. Tomcat
  3. Apache Web Server
  4. Hibernate
  5. MySQL Database Server

Since I support all of these on a regular basis I have to say it seems like a good list.  What do you think?  What are your top 5 Open Source software packages you support?

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.