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It's that time of year when we take a break and look back at all of the great stories we published this year on This round up of business articles highlights how open source software and methods have pushed the needle forward in 2015.

Top 5 open source project management tools is a refreshed version of our popular article on the latest open source project management tools. A few are Tuleap, OrangeScrum, and Taiga.

Top 3 open source business intelligence and reporting tools reviews tools that are hard to find because there are only a handful out there.

Top 5 open source customer relationship management tools highlights one of the most important aspects of running a business: managing customer relationships. A few are SugarCRM, Vtiger, and CiviCRM.

Raspberry Pi Zero: a $5 computer covers one of several attempts this year at the making of very affordable computers, like the $9 C.H.I.P. In this article, helps the Raspberry Pi foundation break the news of the newly available, $5 Raspberry Pi Zero.

Scrum is dead: breaking down the new open development method details seven tenets of a method called the open development method that includes code quality, documentation, and testing. 

5 open source alternatives to Trello reviews five open source tools that can be used to manage tasks. A few are Taiga, Kanboard, and Restyaboard.

Why now is the time to learn R highlights that a lot of investment has been made in the field of big data during the last few years. This article discusses several market trends and why learning R is a good idea. This article is a part of our collection on open source jobs and careers

RTFM? How to write a manual worth reading quotes excellent examples of why and how to document well from Rich Bowen, the Community Liaison for the RDO project. This article is a part of the Doc Dish column.

Top 3 open source alternatives to Google Analytics discusses tools like Piwik, open web analytics and eAnalytics and explains their various features.

Top 4 open source invoicing tools for freelancers and small businesses covers the features of tools like Simple Invoices and Invoice Ninja.

About the author

Nitish Tiwari - Nitish is a software developer and open source enthusiast. He loves to read and explore anything open source. In his free time, he likes to read motivational books. He is currently working for Minio - an open source object storage server, compatible with AWS S3 API. You can follow him on twitter @nitisht_.