This year has seen no slowdown in momentum for the open-source technologies movement. Open-source innovations are continuing to drive forward the larger tech industry as a whole, as developers and enterprises embrace open ways of approaching application development, IT infrastructure automation and other business-critical functions. During the first half of 2017, vendors with major new offerings in open source included industry giant Red Hat as well as up-and-comers such as Docker, Puppet and Mesosphere.
Here are the 10 coolest open-source products we've tracked so far in 2017.
(For more on the "coolest" of 2017, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.")