In Pictures: 10 most successful open source projects of 2012

It's that time when we look back at the year that was and speculate about what's in store for the next. This is my list of the top open source success stories for 2012.

WordPress

While Joomla positions itself as a Web platform, WordPress has made its bones as the blog platform of choice. There are claims that WordPress is the most popular WCM platform, but it's hard to know for sure. What I do know is that I use WordPress for my personal blogs, and I love it. The plug-in catalog continues to grow. There is virtually nothing you can't do with a WordPress blog. While security concerns were an issue in years past, we don't hear as much about them anymore.

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