Top 5: A world record, tools for project management, and more

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Welcome to the weekly Top 5!

Every week, I check out the stats and chatter to see what stories have been most popular with our readers this week.

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Top 5 of the week

#5. Top 10 FOSS legal developments of 2014

Mark Radcliffe shares with us again this year the legal issues that continue the trend of the increasing importance for the FOSS community. His selection of the top 10 legal issues for open source and FOSS in 2014 might surprise you.

#4. Consumer Electronics Show 2015: Open source highlights 

Alex Sanchez writes his debut article for us about the exciting new open source platforms and products at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. He tells us there were many to choose from, but only five made it into his write up. Go see which ones he showcases.

#3. What is your favorite Linux distribution?

The team published one of our best poll questions again this year because it's fun to hear how preferences change from year to year. We start with the top 10 distros from DistroWatch's hit rankings list from the past 30 days. Then, we let readers tell us what they think. Right now, Ubuntu is head to head with Mint, Debian, and Fedora. We'd love to add your vote to the mix, so head over to the homepage to vote on our latest poll.

#2. World record set for 100 TB sort by open source and public cloud team

Reynold Xin tells us what it was like to set a world record using Apache Spark on EC2 virtual machines to sort 100 terabytes (TB) of data in 23 minutes. Read more about this achievement for open source software and the public cloud.

#1. Top 5 open source project management tools in 2015

Robin Muilwijk covers five of the most innovative, open source tools out there for project management. He also gives an update on the five tools he covered last year and where they are today. Could these tools help you better operate or complete the tasks for a project you're working on?

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