Software whose source code is made available for use/modification/distribution as users or other developers see fit. Usually developed as a public collaboration and made available free of charge.

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Visio alternatives [closed]

I need an alternative to Visio for making diagrams (particularly signal processing block diagrams) that includes some kind of custom stencils + connection points. I just spent 2 hours learning bits ...
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Free PDF Editor for Windows [closed]

I have some PDF files that I need to change/edit, not view. I'm running on Windows. What is the best package to get this for free (either freeware or opensource, not trial/shareware)?
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What is a free/open source tool to allow me to control another computer or use it as a second monitor? [duplicate]

I tried MaxiVista (their free trial) recently for using my laptop as a second monitor and it worked great. It also allowed me to control my laptop from my desktop PC. Does anyone know of a tool that ...
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How to merge audio and video file in ffmpeg

I want to merge an audio file (.wav or .au format) with a video file (.mp4 format). Please suggest me a open-source utility to achieve this. I want to merge these file to new .mp4 video file. An ...
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Which is an easy to use Document Management System given my requirements

Original question on SO. I looked up a lot of threads on a good document management system on SO. So, given all that knowledge, here is my question: What is a very intuitive, open source (preferably ...
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Windows freeware/opensource video editor

I've googled and googled and googled, but I can't find a decent FREE windows video editor. Does anybody know one?
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Open source CRMs

I'm looking for an easy and extensible open source CRM solution, on top of which additional functionality can be developed. It should support: a web GUI & multiple user lead & customer ...
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Is there an open source to edit icon? [closed]

I'm looking for a similar tool to Paint.Net but be able to edit icon. Have you ever heard of one of those? Please share.
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Is Mac OS X open source?

I learned recently (on superuser) that Mac OS X uses the bash shell. I also know that OS X has a UNIX core. I was searching for information about OS X and Open Source on google, but what I found was ...
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Where to find Windows 8 Modern UI apps source code?

Or Metro UI As an amateur web developer I'm intrested in building native apps for windows 8 with HTML5 and CSS. But It would be nice to see the source code of the apps that I have and which language ...
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Resource Editor for Windows Applications to replace Icon , open source, quick and simple

I am using Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2000. Each application has a primary icon that is displayed in the taskbar and on the desktop and in the application window. The icon lives in the ...
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Open Source alternative to FileMaker or Access?

I'm looking for an open source alternative to simple databases such as FileMaker or Access (something visual where you don't need SQL very much). I know of Base in OpenOffice.org but I think it is ...
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What FLOSS DB design tool for Linux would you recommend?

I want to find a relational DB design tool for Linux, that could export DB schema for MySQL, SQLite and PostreSQL at least. And it should be handy, of course. Good-looking GUI is also a plus ;-) I use ...
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Recording Skype conference calls on OSX?

I am looking for an open-source way to generate an audio record of Skype conference calls under OSX 10.5 or higher.
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Looking for open-source NAS software [closed]

I've got an AMD 64-bit Phenom x3 chip and will be dedicating my computer to all-NAS functions. Mobo has 6 SATA connectors & 2GB. Can you recommend NAS software that can handle staggered spin-up; ...
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1answer
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Is there a good (free / open source) application out there to take notes on a PDF?

I deal with purchase orders and contracts in PDF format the majority of my day, and I use Acrobat 8.0 as provided by my company. Maybe I've been using it wrong, but taking notes with Acrobat is such a ...
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Open Source Java Based Blog Software

I am looking for an open source java blogging software that is easy to use and customise. I am looking a blog application that (preferably) has the following features: Enable me to tag my post with ...
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How could I portably split large backup files over multiple discs?

Context: I make backups / archives, primarily of photos. I'm experimenting with Bup, which is designed for backup to hard disk. Basically it creates Git repos which include packfiles of up to 1GB. ...
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Is there any open-source RAMDisk software for Windows? [closed]

Question title is quite clear, no ? I found a bunch of "free for personnal use" ramdisk softwares on alternativesto but absolutely no open-source. So, do you know any one ?
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Monitor the network shared folder?

I am looking for freeware/open source application which can monitor the shared folder on local network. I did use some freeware application , But stupid enough to forget its name :) Thanks in ...
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3answers
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Web based library management (FOSS) application [closed]

I'm looking for a FOSS web-based library management application. I want to manage the few books we have at our company, and I'm looking for applications that provide a simple web interface to: Add ...
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Are there any open source app virtualization solutions for Windows

I am looking for open source solutions that provide application virtualization for Windows! In other words an open source to ThinApp from VMWare. I have found several commercial options, but nothing ...
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LaTeX Equations in MS Word/OpenOffice?

How can I turn something like: \[ H = \sum_{x \in X} p_x \log p_x \] into an image file that can be used to place into a MS Word or OpenOffice Document?
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Downloading and building O3D

I'm trying to get a program called O3D into my computer by following the instructions on O3D's wiki. I tried to download the project to my directory but the prompt gave me this answer: gclient is ...
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Is there a free alternative to Windows speech recognition? [closed]

I've been using Windows Vista's speech recognition. In theory it is great because I can command my computer and dictate to it. In practice it is buggy (stops responding) and doesn't understand a lot ...
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Employee Scheduling

I need a software or simply an excel worksheet to schedule my employees. I have 16 lifeguards and 9 headguards, two of which act as coordinators one day a week. All employees cannot work more than 40 ...
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Open Source Scheduling Software?

I'm looking for scheduling software to schedule 25 people over 8 work sites. Most are FT and can work up to 40 hours a week, but some are part-time and can only work certain days of the week and up to ...
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FOSS Wipe free space (7, 35 passes)

I know there are tools on linux that can do this (sfill) as well as windows (ccleaner). However I would prefer FOSS that does this. To my knowledge Eraser does not wipe free space... If it does I ...
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Hamachi Alternative for personal server [closed]

I have found great use for the Hamachi program on my machines, especially in doing maintenance, etc. for family members and the like. But, since LogMeIn has taken them over, I fear the day when they ...