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The Open Source software movement is one of the fastest-growing technological ideas on the Net. Free Open Source Software refers to software distributed in source form which can be freely modified and redistributed, or freely modifiable and redistributable software. It does not refer to zero-cost software. Open Source users are assured of the following rights:

  • The right to make copies of a program, and distribute them.
  • Access to the software's server code, a necessary preliminary to changing it.
  • The right to make improvements.

This article does not participate in the above discussion merely contains URLs to the most important resources to Open Source Software.
There are a lot more Open Source Foundation. The list named here is definitely only a very small example.

Introduction[edit]

If a user wants to participate to an open source projects, he/she have to conduct to the 'Contribution Convenant' (See Contributor Convenant). To generate your own version of the Contribution Convenant (Assuming node.js has been installed). <syntaxhighlight lang="bash"> npm install -g covgen covgen <your_email_address> </syntaxhighlight> The output of this generation is a file named 'CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md '.

AbiWord[edit]

AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks.

Apache Software Foundation[edit]

The Apache Software Foundation provides support for the Apache community of open-source software projects. The projects have a focus on the Java world and are very important to the Java community. June 26-30, 2006 Apache organizes the 2006 Europe Conference in Dublin Ireland.

ASF[edit]

HTTP Server Ant APR Beehive Cocoon DB
Directory Excalibur Forrest Geronimo Gump iBATIS
Incubator Jackrabbit Jakarta James Lenya Logging
Lucene Maven MyFaces Perl Portals SpamAssassin
Struts TCL Tomcat Web Services Xerces XML
XMLBeans XML Graphics      

Jakarta[edit]

Alexandria BCEL BSF Cactus Commons ECS
HiveMind HttpComponents JCS JMeter ORO POI
Regexp Slide Taglibs Tapestry Turbine Velocity

Berlios[edit]

BerliOS Developer is a free service to Open Source developers offering easy access to the best in CVS/SVN, mailing lists, bug tracking, message boards/forums, task management, site hosting, permanent file archival, full backups, and total web-based administration.

Bioinformatics[edit]

BioInformatics, the Open Source Specialists.

Eclipse[edit]

Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software.

FreeBSD[edit]

FreeBSD® is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon, amd64 compatible (including Opteron, Athlon 64, and EM64T), UltraSPARC®, IA-64, PC-98 and ARM architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development.

FSF[edit]

The Free Software Foundation (FSF), established in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users' rights to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free software, particularly the GNU operating system, used widely in its GNU/Linux variant.

FSF GCC[edit]

GCC development is a part of the GNU Project, aiming to improve the compiler used in the GNU system including the GNU/Linux variant. The GCC development effort uses an open development environment and supports many other platforms in order to foster a world-class optimizing compiler, to attract a larger team of developers, to ensure that GCC and the GNU system work on multiple architectures and diverse environments, and to more thoroughly test and extend the features of GCC.

  • Free GCC, Free GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) for Linux, Unix.

GIMP[edit]

GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

Gnome[edit]

The GNOME project provides two things: The GNOME desktop environment, an intuitive and attractive desktop for users, and the GNOME development platform, an extensive framework for building applications that integrate into the rest of the desktop. You can learn more about how GNOME can work for you in our Why Choose GNOME? page.


GNU[edit]

The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete UNIX like operating system which is free software: the GNU system (GNU is a recursive acronym for "GNU's Not UNIX"; it is pronounced guh-noo, like canoe). Variants of the GNU operating system, which use the kernel Linux, are now widely used; though these systems are often referred to as "Linux", they are more accurately called GNU/Linux systems.

  • GNU, The GNU Operating System.

GNUstep[edit]

GNUstep is a cross-platform, object-oriented framework for desktop application development. Based on the OpenStep specification originally created by NeXT (now Apple), GNUstep enables developers to rapidly build sophisticated software by employing a large library of reusable software components. GNUstep is used in production environments at several organizations...

KDE[edit]

KDE is a powerful Free Software graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system.

  • KDE, home page.

KOffice[edit]

KOffice is an integrated office suite for KDE.
KOffice features a full set of applications which work together seamlessly to provide the best user experience possible.

Linux[edit]

Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License, the source code for Linux is freely available to everyone.


Mozilla[edit]

Formed on August 3, 2005, Mozilla Corporation oversees the development and distribution of Mozilla technologies and products, including the popular and award-winning Firefox Web browser and Thunderbird email client. Mozilla Corporation relies on the talents of a core group of employees, as well as a vast community of worldwide contributors, to build and deliver great, user-friendly products.

MySQL[edit]

The MySQL® database has become the world's most popular open source database because of its consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use. It's used in more than 8 million installations ranging from large corporations to specialized embedded applications on every continent in the world. (Yes, even Antarctica!)

Open Office[edit]

OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.

OSDir[edit]

O'Reilly OSDir (Stable, Open Source Apps) has solutions for Databases, Java, Linux, Open Source, XML and Technology.

Open Source and Linux News & Software by O'Reilly

OSTG[edit]

History[edit]

OSTG (Open Source Technology Group), formerly Open Source Development Network (OSDN), has had its roots in the technology community since its early days as the ground-breaking tech network Andover.net. Founded in 1996 with the mission to provide unbiased content, community, and commerce for the Linux and Open Source communities, Andover.net grew in community relevance and popularity by adding the provocative community-centric sites Slashdot and freshmeat.net to its technology group, and ThinkGeek and AnimationFactory.com to its e-commerce division. After its acquisition by VA Software Corp. (NASDAQ: LNUX) in early 2000 and the introduction of SourceForge.net and Linux.com, the network cemented its position as the Internet's leading destination for the Linux and Open Source community.

Technology sites[edit]

OSTG is the leading network of technology sites for today's IT managers and development professionals. OSTG sites provide a unique combination of news, original articles, downloadable resources, and community forums to help IT managers, development professionals, and end-users make critical decisions about information technology products and services.

  • Fresh Meat, maintains the Web's largest index of Unix and cross-platform software, themes and related "eye-candy", and Palm OS software.
  • IT Manager's Journal, Tracking the evolution of the IT.
  • Linux, The Enterprise Linux Resource.
  • NewsForge, The online Newspaper for Linux and Open Source.
  • Slashdot, News for Nerds, stuff that matters.
  • SourceForge, Open Source Software Projects

E-Commerce Sites[edit]

OSTG is the leading network of technology sites for today's forward-thinking IT managers and development professionals. ThinkGeek.com is the top retailer for the techno-enthusiast market and sells everything from fun gadgetry and computer accessories to apparel, and it is the number one online destination for caffeinated products from soap to hot sauce. Founded to meet the needs of the Open Source community, ThinkGeek appeals to the Geek in everyone.

  • Think Geek, Creators and sellers of real cool stuff.

Example sites[edit]

External links[edit]

  • VA Software, Owner of OSTG (NASDAQ:LNUX).
  • OSTG, Open Source Technology Group homepage


Perl[edit]

Perl is a stable, cross platform programming language. It is used for mission critical projects in the public and private sectors and is widely used to program web applications of all needs.

PHP[edit]

PHP is very pleased to announce that seven students have been chosen for the Google 'Summer of Code'. Through this project, Google provides student developers with a stipend to create new open source programs or to help currently established projects like PHP. The students are each mentored by members of our community, who will look after the students and their projects step by step.

  • PHP, home page.

PostGreSQL[edit]

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX (AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64), and Windows. It is fully ACID compliant, has full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages). It includes most SQL92 and SQL99 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP. It also supports storage of binary large objects, including pictures, sounds, or video. It has native programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, ODBC, among others, and exceptional documentation.

Python[edit]

Python® is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be used for many kinds of software development. It offers strong support for integration with other languages and tools, comes with extensive standard libraries, and can be learned in a few days. Many Python programmers report substantial productivity gains and feel the language encourages the development of higher quality, more maintainable code.

Samba[edit]

Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that has, since 1992, provided file and print services to all manner of SMB/CIFS clients, including the numerous versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Samba is freely available under the GNU General Public License.

Zope[edit]

Zope is an open source application server for building content management systems, intranets, portals, and custom applications. The Zope community consists of hundreds of companies and thousands of developers all over the world, working on building the platform and Zope applications. Zope is written in Python, a highly-productive, object-oriented scripting language.

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