Frequently, Datamation puts together lists of top open source software. This time we've done something a little different and made a list of top open source Web sites.
Of course, literally thousands of sites and forums provide news and information about open source software. To narrow things done, we focused on sites that provide a lot of links of open source applications – the top places to download open source software.
These sites fall into several categories. The "project hosting" category includes giants like SourceForge that provide server space for open source code and allow downloads. The "directories" category includes sites that have created lists of open source projects and update those lists regularly, but that don't actually host the code themselves.
Sites that made a list of great open source software at some point in time but that don't update those lists on an ongoing basis are in the "best of open source lists" category. In the "collections" category, you'll find projects that have rolled a large number of open source projects into a single download. Because these sites also contain links to the individual applications they contain, they provide an excellent resource for finding good open source software.
And finally, sites that didn't fall neatly into one of these categories landed in the "miscellaneous" group at the end.
As with our other open source lists, if we missed some top sites that should be on our list, feel free to note them in the comments below.
Open source software download sites as well as "best of" collections of open source software.