The SD Times 100 is about innovation and leadership. While every project and organization in the SD Times 100 list meets those criteria, there are a few that, through the work they accomplished in 2011, were able to shift an entire industry toward a platform, methodology, emerging standard or even way of thinking. This list includes many of the major players in the software industry, as one would expect, as well as some perhaps surprising newcomers.
Apache Software Foundation
World Wide Web Consortium