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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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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Open Source alternative to FileMaker or Access? [closed]

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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Are there any open source app virtualization solutions for Windows [closed]

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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Extract first page from multiple pdfs

Have got about 500 PDFs to go through and extract the first page of. They then need to go through some time consuming conversion process so was hoping to try and save some time by have a batch ...
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Any keystroke-launcher alternative to Launchy and Executor on Windows? [closed]

does anybody know a good an actively developed alterantive to the keystroke-launcher Launchy or Executor? Launchy seems no longer to be under development. Executor also seems not to be developed ...
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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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Recording Skype conference calls on OSX? [closed]

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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Simple, powerful and stable Firmware for LinkSys WRT54GL

I have just bought a Linksys WRT54G router, which has the ability to load custom firmware. As there are lots of them around the web, Can anyone recommend a FOSS simple, powerful and stable firmware ...
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Using non-proprietary document format

I am going to be migrating to Xubuntu; I have a question on docx formats. I have quite a few hundred proprietary docx files. I want to be able edit them w/o the formatting getting destroyed and ...
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Is there a list of what open source software is installed with Snow Leopard?

is there a list available of what development tools are installed with Snow Leopard? I can just go poking around and see what's installed in a haphazard way, but it would be helpful to have a ...
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Verifying that open source software hasn't been tampered with

I'm about to download some OSS software, and I would like to ensure (with a reasonable degree of certainty) that it hasn't been tampered with to insert malware. Specifically, it's a password manager ...
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Is there an effective speech recognition application for Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm looking for something that works as well as the Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Windows Speech Recognition or MacSpeech Dictate - except for Ubuntu. Does such a thing exist?
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How to contribute to GNU/Linux and free-software world with design skills but lack of programming skills? [closed]

I have very little programming knowledge but have plenty of design/graphic/branding/marketing/web skills (Architecture, web designing and e-commerce background). How best can I contribute to the ...
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Is TianoCore+coreboot a true open source UEFI?

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding UEFI, but like it or not, it's becoming the only option when it comes to generally available desktop motherboards. I've been avoiding UEFI mobos for ...
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Are there alternatives to TextExpander on Mac OS X? [closed]

I'm looking for a open source alternative to TextExpander (or TypeIt4Me or Typinator) -- not because I'm cheap, but because I'm interested in the source code. It therefore doesn't have to be as ...
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What is wrong with the TrueCrypt license?

I was thinking about securing some data on a laptop running Ubuntu with something like TrueCrypt, but I noticed that I could not apt-get it even though it is "open source". So I searched the web for ...
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Is there an up-to-date user-made variation of the Lagarith Lossless Video Codec?

For gameplay recording I use Dxtory and the Lagarith Lossless Video Codec . However, the last update was December 2011. About 1 year ago. Are there any users out there that actively continue to ...
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Low-cost video streaming distribution system [closed]

I work at an animal shelter. We want to mount one or more network "kitty cams" or "puppy cams", so that visitors to our website can view live video streaming of our animals. Our upstream bandwidth ...
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Which is an easy to use Document Management System given my requirements [closed]

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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Open Source image editor that handles PNG Alpha transparency correctly? [closed]

I want to be able to take a sample image, and be able to fade out the background. For example, I might take a picture of a bird. Make most of the background almost completely transparent, and have a ...
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What are the requirements and important issues before making a project 'open source'?

What are the important details of hosting your project in an host. What are the steps to follow if I want to make my project open source.
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Can one set up a proxy server to accelerate web browsing?

I'm curious if there is any open source proxy-server-like software out there that I can use to accelerate web surfing. Amazon's Silk browser/platform for the Kindle, and Opera Mini do this for mobile ...
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What crashed Automake?

When downloading open-source software from the internet (in this case: PHP 5.5.5), they often come with an Automake "script" (if I can call it a script) for building from source. Now I'm trying to ...
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Open-source cross-platform (or MacOSX) tracking software [closed]

I'm searching for some software (or some simple scripts or even only code snippets) which: is Open Source runs in the background collects some information most importantly location information ...
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Open source/free .fla file editor? [closed]

Is there any free software to edit .fla file? Platform: Linux or Windows will do.
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What is a binfilter?

OpenOffice.org download options page lists a source archive file named "binfilter". What is a binfilter?
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Recommend SSH clients that are free (preferably open source) for (at least) Windows which support infinite scrolling

Problem: I'm currently using PuTTY for SSHing into our server from a Windows machine but, because its output buffer is limited, when I have a large (few hundred screens' worth) amount of data sent ...
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Open-source firewall/router software (alternative to Kerio WinRoute) [closed]

I'm looking for an open-source alternative to Kerio WinRoute. Specifically, I want the PC running it to act as a firewall, router & bandwidth manager. Of the features I'm looking to use are: ...
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text based browser 64 bit Windows 7

Can anyone tell me if there is any text based browser for 64bit text based browser. Lynx browser supports only 32 bit.
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Free iPhoto Alternative [closed]

I'm looking for a free iPhoto alternative for OS X. I reinstalled my Mac, and lost the original iLife cd. So instead of trying to find it somewhere, I'd like to use an Open Source alternative instead. ...
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Resource Editor for Windows Applications to replace Icon , open source, quick and simple [closed]

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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Is there an open source project for home theatre that includes your dvd library? [closed]

My goal is to liberate myself from the bulky storage problems having a 1000+ dvd library entails, and also from the variety of cataloguing problems that also ensue. I have found several open source ...
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avahi-browse or avahi-discover for Windows [closed]

Is there a Windows free (= libre) software analoguous to GNU/Linux avahi-browse or avahi-discover (which would discover avahi/bonjour services on the local network and list them)? Since I have ...
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low-pass filter for vector graphics [closed]

I have a SVG file which is too large. It contains a lot of fiddly details and I would happily eliminate some of these to simplify the whole file. With jpeg and other lossy compression formats, you ...
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Opensource Software For Security Video Recording [closed]

Is there some opensource software I can use for recording video from a security camera?
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Open source web-based collaborative project management and CRM software with tagging and API? [closed]

Does such a thing even exist, aside from Tine 2.0? (which is built with ExtJS, so it feels like a desktop application - not that trilled). I've looked at 50+ systems for the past weeks, and I'm ...
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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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Open source office suite other than OpenOffice.org? [closed]

I do not like MO and OOo (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org). Is there any other VERY good free office for Windows/Mac/Linux?
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Proprietary vs open-source encryption/security software

I just had an argument with colleagues about the usefulness of Microsoft BitLocker drive encryption for keeping representatives of the state (FBI etc.) out of data. They were convinced that vendors of ...
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Guidelines for recommending Open Source vs. Closed Source? [closed]

When I am asked to recommend software to the average non-super user I'm conflicted between recommending Open Source vs. Close Source. I want to recommend open source as it is often the better choice, ...
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Open-source webserver, not as large as Apache? [closed]

Can you give me example of open source webserver, not as big as apache. I want to develop mine, although from an existing acrivex control (wodwebserver).
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Any software similiar to Untangle [closed]

I have currently looked at Untangle, I want to know if there are any other similiar projects which have add-on open source projects similiar to what Untangle does
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timed desktop screenshot for timelapse [closed]

I've been looking around for a screen capture program that gives me actual images of the desktop, and allows me to take them on a certain interval so that I can combine them into a timelapse. ex) ...
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Mp3 Tag Editor Open Source Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows: What software do you recommend for editing MP3 ID3 tags? Can someone inform me of an open source mp3 tag editor that is on Windows? Audacity doesn't let me ...
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Open Source Java Based Blog Software [closed]

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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FOSS cross-platform data drive encryption

Is there any dependable FOSS that provides hard disk encryption such that a data drive (i.e. not a system drive) can be moved between Linux, OS X and Windows systems, and can be read from and written ...
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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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Remote Desktop software: Why is Teamviewer so much faster than the open source competitors?

TeamViewer is faster compared to FLOSS alternatives concerning 2 aspects: The whole configuration process before the actual session: Determine IP, traverse through NAT & firewall, etc whereas in ...
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Which wireless routers accept custom/open source firmware?

I am looking for a 802.11n simultaneous dualband wireless router with gigabit Ethernet ports, but is one that comes with open source firmware, OR can accept custom firmware that are open source. Do ...