In Pictures: 13 hot new open source projects

Browser-based toolkits, add-ons to old favorites, tools programmers will love -- here are the most promising projects emerging from the open source community today

Diaspora If you've always felt that Facebook is just a good precursor to a distributed social network that puts control back in the hands of the user, then Diaspora may be your open source project. Progress has been slower than anyone would like, but it's moving forward with deliberate speed, and the GitHub repository is filled with merges and changes. Venture capital may come and go, but code lasts and lasts. Released under the Gnu AGPL.

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