Archive for the 'open source' category

Open Source iPhone Applications Part 2

Ever since I compiled the original Open Source iPhone Applications post on this blog, I’ve kept an Evernote folder specifically for new open source apps. The list is long and I’ve simply selected some of my favourites and put them into a tidy list. I’d love to hear what sort of Open Source apps you [...]

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10 Essential Free and Open Source Android Apps

If you’re an Android smart phone user then you’re probably already using a range of free and open source apps. If so, then many of the following will already be familiar. But if you’re new to Android and/or Open Source then you might want to take a look at this selection of 10 essential free [...]

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5 Things To Think About Before Launching A Website For Your Open Source Project

I review hundreds of new and existing open source software (OSS) for inclusion in the OSLiving archive, and so inevitably I get to experience a wide range of websites. More often than not, the website experience leaves alot to be desired. Aside from the very large-scale projects for which money (and therefore custom design and [...]

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Open Source iPhone Applications

Below you’ll find some of the more prominent open source iPhone applications available for free download on the Web. The iPhone is brimming with paid apps, but with the advent of the Google Android platform and the surge of free and open source apps that it promises, we’re now starting to see a much welcome [...]

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Wine 0.9.59: Consume with moderation!

The guys at WineHQ have been serving up a lot of new ‘varietals’ of their application in recent months, particularly after receiving sponsorship from Google. With an average of 2 or 3 new upgraded versions per month, the developers released Wine 0.9.57 and 0.9.58 last month, and just yesterday they brought us Wine 0.9.59. For [...]

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Sites We Like

SourceForge - one of the longest running portals devoted to housing projects from the Open Source community. A great place to find OSS projects to collaborate on.

Open Source Initiative - the OSI maintains the Open Source Definition and offers a range of information on OSS licensing and standards.

OSALT - a brilliant site devoted to open source alternatives. The site compares quality OSS with its commercial peers.

Got a great OSS link? Let us know.