Being a software developer, I have truly begun to appreciate the benefits that my organization receives from Open Source software. This is especially true of middleware which consists of the meat of our IT infrastructure. Right from our Java EE application servers to our Web Services stack, the choice and quality of middleware available is truly phenomenal.
Infoworld recently announced the 2007 BOSSIE Awards for the Best of open source in platforms and middleware. I was glad to see JBoss and MySQL picking up awards - two products that I use every single day.