Questions tagged [open-source]

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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Using RAM for HDD read caching [closed]

You are my last resort! My system has 24GB of RAM, of which ~5GB is used during regular usage. I want to use the spare space as read cache for my HDDs (or at least 1). There exist programs that do ...
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How to view Mozilla Firefox source code within Firefox without an internet connection?

When connected to the internet, Mozilla provides easy access to all source code for Firefox here: https://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/ When not connected to the internet, what internal URL'...
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Does AMD have open source graphics drivers for Windows?

In the Linux world, AMD has been working very hard on AMDGPU recently, which is a high-quality open source driver now in the kernel. Does AMD have any similar open source drivers for Windows? What ...
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pkg-config producing different answer for root than normal user

I've got two AWS EC2 servers, one is going to be retired shortly. pkg-config works well on the old server, but on the new one it's correctly searching /usr/lib64 for *.pc files only as the root user. ...
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FoundationDB, how to manage fdb.cluster?

Every time when we reconfigure FDB cluster, it needs to restart of software connecting to FDB because ID in fdb.cluster file changes . Is the any way to avoid it?
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What is the difference between proprietary codecs and open source ones? [closed]

Let's say H.264 is a proprietary codec which is protected by patents owned by various parties. However, there is a open source h264 encoder called "x264". Do I need to pay royalty fee for using open ...
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BLACK DUCK - Open Source Scan result misleading

My company started using Black Duck version 2018.12.4 and i would like to understand if i made a mistake or if i found a bug. I did the follwing: Start Black Duck Scanner Desktop with Scanner CLI ...
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A certain obscure FOSS script made for my archaic motherboard to perform a very specific function fails to run. Can anyone please explain why?

So, I have a motherboard, MSI H81M-P33, and I have a freshly bought PWM fan. Unfortunately, my motherboard's BIOS does not allow me to reduce the RPM curve of my fans below 50%, which makes them ...
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What is “unable to open object pack directory: .git/objects/pack: Not a directory” error?

When I use git add . or git commit -m 'My message' I give following error: error: unable to open object pack directory: .git/objects/pack: Not a directory Also when I use git commit -m 'My message' ...
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Is there an open source operating system I can run on an old Power Macintosh 9600? [closed]

I'd like to get some use out of an old Power Macintosh 9600 with a 350mhz PowerPC 604e and tinker with it. Is there any open source OS I can install on it?
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Can a freely available add-in to a proprietary softare be considered open source? [closed]

In a paper that I read recently, the authors promote their software as open source because it was released on GitHub under the Apache License 2.0. However, the software is an add-in to a proprietary (...
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Where can I find the source code for TempleOS? [closed]

From a Reddit post, TempleOS creator Terry Davis seems to have had a repository on his website People don't believe I wrote my own compiler. All the source code is on all the distros and on my ...
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Word counter — Batch

I want to make a batch-script that counts the times that the word "parent" appear in the file, http://api.github.com/repos/godzillamesel/disclovestory/commits I'm currenly downloading this file ...
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Is Anki (for Windows) open-source and safe? [closed]

Is Anki’s (for Windows) source code available? On this page, the Windows tab doesn't show a source download. But its Linux tab does. Is Anki for Windows safe, i.e. malware/spyware free?
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What is a good replacement format for mp4? [closed]

I want to step over to a free and open source video format, but wherever I look I can't find one. Do you guys know one perhaps? It will be greatly appreciated!
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How can I get the Linux kernel source and edit it? [duplicate]

I tried to get the Linux Source code, from a distro website and all I got was a tar.xz which unpacked to become a 955MB binary image (.bin) file. Where can I exactly get the source code from?
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Is DD-WRT totally open source or just partially open source?

Tried to figure this online and there is only one article that mentioned some complicated history of DD-WRT. It was dated around 2009 The DD-WRT controversy For the lastest release and current beta ...
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Speed up video with composite merging frames (averaging // “motion blur”)?

Basically, I want to speed up a video (typically some math based stuff like Bouncing balls example in processing with source code - YouTube); however, I don't want to just drop frames, but instead I ...
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Fast restore of a Duplicati 2 backup

I have started using Duplicati 2 to backup my data to an external harddrive. So far, it seems like a very robust and secure way to backup personal data, and it is opensource on top of all ! However ...
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How to expand disk space for standard user in kali linux?

I have two users in my linux device. I'm using kali rolling 2016 edition. I usually use my standard user profile.After installing some softwares it's showing that there is problem in storage ...
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Linux/BusyBox multimedia Server

I bought an EMTEC Movie Cube Q8000 some years ago. Now it has no use, and I have recently realize I can use it as multimedia server. It is a Linux/BusyBox system. I changed a file so now the NAS mode ...
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GIMP 2.8.16 unable to open ORA files

I'm trying to edit/combine paintings I did in Krita with GIMP. Because GIMP can't open .kra files I saved them as .ora files. However, GIMP is unable to open any .ora files, including ones I made ...
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Compile source as portable across directories

I am installing nginx server, I need to distribute it. So end user may run from any directory. My nginx executable is hard coded with my path which I was gave at compilation. How to make this ...
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IGMP for flight simulation

I am trying to use IGMP for my NAVbus it as several systems connected to it. I am sending out a package every 1/100sec. Originally I was going to use UDP but would like to use multicast. But this ...
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Where can I find an RRD file specification?

I'm trying to write a Python program to directly pull information from RRD performance files stored on our servers at work, but the files aren't stored in plaintext format, and I cant find any ...
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How to merge pdfs and create bookmarks for each input file in output file? (linux)

I'm using Linux and I would like to have software (or script, method) which merges some pdfs and creates an united output pdf, containing bookmarks. Bookmarks are named by filename of pdf files, ...
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What is the difference between developers kit and open source hardware? [closed]

Semiconductor companies like Analog Devices, TI make their own Dev kit for developers where they do share the schematics, layout, even driver code etc.. Further, I also see many open source hardware ...
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How to compile this project (makefile, .rc, .p) in Windows?

How do I compile the z-wamp project in Windows? makefile 2012-03-20 bcosca bcosca [6a5635] 2.1.1 pre-release manifest.rc 2012-03-15 bcosca bcosca [99a236] 2.1.0 baseline zwamp.ico ...
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How can i create this search program?

I want to make a program that searches google periodically for images relating to or containing highly specific text and images, downloads them, and outputs them with the right trigger for Windows, ...
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Good Open Source Package Manager for OSX [closed]

I am new to OSX, having been a Linux user for years I am used to work with apt and how nice is just to update and upgrade mi computer software. What is the best similar solution for OSX for open ...
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DropBox without proprietary software

Is there a way to upload files to a DropBox account, and to later retrieve those files from the same DropBox account: without making those files public; and without requiring a GUI; and without ...
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Encrypted partition between Ubuntu 14 and Windows 7

I've created a 50 GB partition (NTFS) for sharing data between Ubuntu 14 and Windows 7. I would like to encrypt this partition in a "common" way between the 2 OS. Is there any way to do that?
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Can I remotely control multiple OpenWrt routers simultaneously?

Is it possible to control router settings and send instructions from a remote server (specifically related to guest access settings) to multiple routers running OpenWrt firmware at the same time?
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Can the Kinect 2 be used in Linux?

I know there are open source implementations available to program Kinect version 1 applications in Linux, can Kinect version 2 be used in these as well. or are there any other methods to use Kinect v2 ...
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How to hide the email address of users in Alfresco?

Alfresco is an open source Enterprise Content Management platform, users are registered with a username and often enter an email address. By default the email address is visible, for instance at ...
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Edit scripts to hide File/Folder in fedora 14

I want to hide File/folders ending with "#" . I used the '.' formula but cant everytime rename 100s of files and folders ,i want the file /folder to be instantly hidden same like when we apply "." in ...
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OpenNebula running a virtual machine fail

Hi I am trying run virtual machine with OpenNebula by this tutorial: http://docs.opennebula.org/4.8/design_and_installation/quick_starts/qs_centos7_kvm.html but when I want to instantiate a template, ...
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Trovebox (OpenPhoto) issues after fresh install

After a fresh install of OpenPhoto on my Ubuntu 14.04 (x64) VPS I encountered the 'blank page @ step 3' error. Somehow I solved it (after several reinstalls, and fiddling with file/folder permissions)....
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Issues installing linux drivers from makefile

Since this was more of a software/driver issue I posted the question on SuperUser rather than EE Exchange. I searched around on the net a bit and found a very useful USART to USB converter bridge. ...
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OpenVPN setup using only .openvpn and .key

I have a tunnel purchased from PRQ.se, previsouly I've been running it on Windows Server 2003 but I've moved on to Windows Server 2012 R2 this week. The OpenVPN program that PRQ recommends from http://...
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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 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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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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Hardware Vendor ID's database

I just ran x --configure and got a configuration with "Unknown" vendor for my monitor. I know the maker and model, so I figured I would sent it.... where to? Is there somewhere where I can send this ...
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Are there any alternative CIFS implementations for the Windows platform?

Out of curiosity, is using standard built-in Microsoft Windows file and folder sharing services the only way of running a CIFS/SMB server on a Windows machine or are there alternatives (like open ...
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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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Does an open source font exist supporting primarily unicode's symbols / dingbats? [closed]

Does a font exist supporting primarily unicode's symbols, pictograms, dingbats blocks? http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2600.pdf http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1F300.pdf ... and more On ...
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Can gnunet-0.8.1 (2 yrs old) be used and useful?

I've configured and started gnunet-0.8.1-alt1.M51.1 service on my system (the reason I use a more than 2 years old version is that the system is an old installation of ALTLinux 5.1, and I wanted to ...
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How to get IBM LTFS source code?

Is the IBM LTFS (Linear Tape File System) open-source? Where can the source be downloaded from? Is it as open-source as the HP LTFS? IBM seems to make it difficult to find or download this source ...
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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 ...