The top FOSS projects in 2011

“Lists we need moar lists!”, I say. FOSS is very close to my heart, and to support free software via Flattr is a very natural fit. Here are the;

Top 5 FOSS projects in 2011

5. Adblock for Chrome has blocked about 100 billion ads, it blocks all advertisements on all web pages, even Facebook and Youtube. On the project wiki you can find the source and how to contribute. [Flattr]

4. JDownloader is download management tool with a strong community of developers with an aim to make downloading as easy and fast as it should be. You can start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwidth limitations, auto-extract archives and much more. [Flattr]

3. Dpkg, or Debian Package Manager helps you manage the packages you want to handle in your Debian installation. Debian is an OS based on the Linux Kernel. [Flattr]

2. W3C Validator is a popular tool that checks the markup validity of Web documents in HTML, XHTML, SMIL, MathML, etc. [Flattr]

1. The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers: this free, open source add-on allows JavaScript, Java, Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice (e.g. your online bank). [Flattr]

What FOSS projects do you think deserves some extra credit this year?

3 thoughts on “The top FOSS projects in 2011

  1. Just wanted to mention that the fantastic Mac App Quicksilver ( started using Flattr last year. I think it would’ve been a sure-fire entry in this list had it been available for other platforms.

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