IT Management: MindTouch Names 20 Most Powerful Open-Source Voices of 2010 at OSBC

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-03-18 Print this article Print
MindTouch Names 20 Most Powerful Open-Source Voices of 2010 at OSBC

MindTouch Names 20 Most Powerful Open-Source Voices of 2010 at OSBC

by Chris Preimesberger
The sixth annual Open Source Business Conference opened March 17 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco and will present two full days of seminars, keynotes and networking opportunities. MindTouch, an open-source-based analytics and collaborative networking software maker, came out on the first day with a list of who it deems to be the "Most Powerful Voices in Open Source." These are the most prominent and followed open-source commentators, representing several spheres of influence—including media, vendors, OSS projects, standards bodies, community management and more, MindTouch said. The ranking draws from an array of metrics available through Web and enterprise 2.0 channels, including Twitter, Google News alerts, unique online visitor counts and analysis of the related "buzz" of vendor/project affiliations. The data itself was compiled using the MindTouch platform, which "federated these data sources, applying varied weighting, and processing it for delivery of the ranking," MindTouch said. In no particular order, here is the Top 20 list -- plus a blog by Mark Fidelman explaining how they were selected.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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