Sites with Open Source
resources, information or
A BLOG with the same type of
- http://moodle.org/ Moodle
is the world's most popular Open
Source Course Management System
designed to help educators create and manage effective online learning
rich interaction opportunities. Visit the SOS of Texas Moodle,
Documentation or Moodle's demo
for more information.
Very comprehensive Freeware and Open Source Software site
(Grouped by category in alphabetical order)
is a rapidly growing
free scholarly materials and a powerful set of free
tools to help authors publish and collaborate, instructors
build and share custom courses and learners explore the
links among concepts, courses, and disciplines.
Apple's open source
projects allow developers to customize and enhance key Apple software.
Through the open source model, Apple engineers
and the open source
community collaborate to create better,
faster and more reliable
products for our users.
- http://www.apache.org/ The Apache
provides support for the Apache community of
technology interoperability standards.
- http://www.codeweavers.com/ CodeWeavers'
mission is to transform Mac OS X and Linux into Windows-compatible
operating systems. By doing
so, they provide a bridge to help users migrate from the Windows
software world to these other environments. They do this primarily by
making it possible to
use Windows software on Mac OS X and Linux.
What is CopyLeft?
COSTP - California
Source Textbook Project has been created to
high cost, content range, and consistent shortages of K-12
textbooks. See their 10th
grade Social Studies prototype.
is a licensing
site enabling the legal sharing and reuse of cultural, educa-
- http://www.debian.org/ Debian
is a free operating system (OS)
for your computer. An operating system
is the set of basic
programs and utilities that make your computer run.
uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but
most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence
DeveloperWorks (IBM) places all the basics of open source in context to
help you get started
in the most wide-ranging,
growing, and dynamic field of software
The developerWorks Open source zone is your source
to information, tools, and project updates.
- http://dmoz.org/ The Open Directory
Project - information.
a free, award-winning
content management system written in PHP which is
users to easily publish their content on the world wide web
intranets. Joomla is created as an
individuals and teams contribute their skills to its
well as its supporting systems.
Open Source Projects
GOOGLE - Google is now hosting Open Source projects...
Software /Free Software (OSS/FS) Scholarly reference site.
and Open Sourcing in West
Texas are educational BLOG
What Linux and
Open Source applications are the same as Windows software.
Mac and Linux users to browse faster, more safely and more
efficiently than with any other browser. Award-winning Firefox
includes integrated pop-up blockers, tabbed browsing, live
for open standards, a skinnable interfaces
and extension mechanisms
for adding functionality.
Research solutions supporting
Free and open source software
(FOSS) for the business community.
- http://www.fossfa.net/ The
Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) is an
organization that was formed to promote the use of Open Source software in Africa.
The Freedom Toaster is a
project designed to provide CDs to areas where internet access
might be difficult
- http://freshmeat.net/ Freshmeat
maintains the Web's largest
index of Unix and cross-platform software,
themes and related "eye-candy", and Palm OS software.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF), established in 1985, is
dedicated to promoting computer users'
rights to use, study, copy,
modify, and redistribute computer programs and their source.
FSF/UNESCO Free Software Directory.
The GIMP is a powerful 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
- The education community @ java.net Java.net, an effort to
improve global education by empowering teachers, students
and parents with self-paced, web based, free and open content
(curriculum resources, assessment) combined with best practices
advancing student achievement world wide.
- http://www.gnome.org/ GNOME is an easy to understand Unix
and Linux desktop suite and development platform.
- http://www.gnu.org/ The GNU Project
was launched in 1984
to develop a complete UNIX style operating system
free software: the GNU system.
- Open Source and Linux from HP HP
has over 200 products that
ship with open source software. From client
to server to data
center, they are developing, improving and perfecting
of open source applications every day.
- EdTech Live Interviews. Steve Hargadon's library of recordings that provide good, brief introductions to
different educational technologies that can be implemented in the K-12
school environment. Future of Education has more recent talks.
- http://java-source.net/ Open Source
Software in Java(tm).
- http://k12ltsp.org/ K12 Linux
is a repository of several pro-
jects using Linux as their main operating
installed K12LTSP lets you boot diskless workstations from
an applications server. You can use old PC's as diskless clients
low-power new ones for considerable energy savings.
- http://www.kde.org/ KDE is a powerful Free Software
graphical desktop environment for desktop and portable computers. It
combines ease of use, contemporary functionality, and
graphical design with the technological superiority
of the Unix
Koha is the
open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its
steered by a growing community of libraries
achieve their technology goals.
- http://www.knoppix.net/ Knoppix
is a GNU/Linux distribution
that boots and runs completely from cd. It
linux software and desktop environments, with programs
as OpenOffice.org, Abiword, The Gimp, Konqueror, Mozilla,
PHP, MySQL and hundreds of other quality open
- http://konqueror.org/ Konqueror
is the file manager for the
K Desktop Environment. It supports basic
on local UNIX filesystems, from simple cut/copy and
paste operations to advanced remote and local network file browsing.
- http://www.linux.org/ The linux.org
domain was registered to
fulfill a need for information about the
growing Linux move-
ment. This web site is designed to act as a central
Linux information and as a voice for the promotion and
advocacy of the Linux operating system.
Loads of Linux Links.
Free, open-source software for Mac OS
software package originally written for Wikipedia. It provides
the popular Wiki web
MERLOT - Multi-
media Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
puts educational innovation into practice by making available
reviewed online teaching and learning materials.
- http://www.metadot.com/ Metadot is an open source portal
software (GPL) used to create
websites, intranets, extranets,
project and community portals anyone can use.
- http://mozilla.org The mission of the Mozilla
project is to
preserve choice and innovation on the Internet,
next generation of web browsers, e-mail software, web
editors and more.
- http://www.mysql.com/ MySQL
is an attractive alternative to higher-cost, more complex database
technology. Its award-
winning speed, scalability and reliability make
it the right choice
for corporate IT departments, Web developers and
packaged software vendors.
NASA Open Source
Agreement distributes software in order to
increase NASA's software quality via community peer
review, accelerate software development via community
contributions, maximize the
awareness and impact of NASA research
dissemination of NASA software in support of NASA's
- http://www.openoffice.org/ OpenOffice.org
is the leading international office suite that runs on all major
platforms and provides access to all functionality and data through
open-component based APIs and XML-based file formats.
Open Options is
a place to visit when it is time to make decisions about Open
Peru - a must
read article containing a rebuttal to Microsoft's fallacious
arguments used against open source software in the
the opportunity to
"try out" some of the best php/mysql based
free and open source
software systems in the world.
- http://osdir.com/ (Stable Open Source
apps) Open Source and
Linux News & Software.
- http://osflash.org/ Open Source FLASH is
a watering hole for
open source Flash developers and users
to meet, talk about
and contribute to new and existing open source
the flash platform.
Open Source for Windows
an extensive site providing Windows-compatible software by
categories: Audio Editing Tools, Business Software, CAD...
- http://www.oswd.org/ OSWD - Open Source Web Design is a
site to download free web designs and share
yours with others.
Their motto: "We help make the internet a prettier place".
Dev Shed is an Open Source Web Development site
with a comprehensive set of pertinent
articles and forums.
The Open Source Software
Institute (OSSI) is a non-profit organization comprised of
corporate, government and academic
mission is to promote the development and
of open-source software solutions within U.S. federal,
and municipal government agencies and academic entities.
- http://www.perl.org/ Perl is a stable, cross platform
ming 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.
- http://www.php.net/ PHP is a widely-used general-purpose
scripting language that is especially suited for Web development
can be embedded into HTML.
- http://plone.org/ PLONE is a popular Content Managment
System web application that is designed to make it easy for
non-technical users to add, edit and, well, manage a website.
Plone is the backbone of Connexions.
- http://www.postgresql.org/ PostgreSQL is a highly-scalable,
compliant, open source object-relational database manage-
- http://us1.samba.org/samba/ Samba is an Open Source /Free
Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS
clients. Samba is freely available under the GNU
General Public License.
is a Web-browser, advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC chat
client, and HTML editor made simple -- all your Internet needs
- http://oss.sgi.com/ The Developer
Central portal to all SGI
Open Source material. Wanderers, seekers,
are offered this gateway to Open Source technical
advice, libraries of downloadable software, contribution
email lists, and links to the Open Source community.
SOS - Strategic Open
Source of Texas' mission is to build and activate a
educators who promote and support opportunities for technological
advancement and a broader educational
foundation that Open Source
software solutions bring to K-16 education.
Free Resources from the Net.
State of Texas Open Source -
Standards Review and Recommendation Publication (search).
- http://www.tigris.org/ The Tigris
Mission: Promoting Open
Source Software Engineering.
- http://sourceforge.net/ SourceForge.net
is the world's largest
Open Source software development website, with
the largest repository of Open Source code and applications available
- http://sourcewell.berlios.de/ Open
Source Software Announce-
ment & Retrieval.
- http://www.fsfeurope.org/ Free Software Foundation Europe.
- http://www.spi-inc.org/ SPI is a non-profit organization
was founded to help organizations develop and distribute open
hardware and software.
- http://www.netraverse.com/ If
the one thing stopping you
from making the transition to Linux is the
need to run
"essential" Windows-based applications then you do not need
to wait any longer Win4Lin has just solved your problem.
- http://www.winehq.com/ Wine
provides both a development
toolkit for porting Windows source code to
Unix as well as a
program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows
to run on x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, and
- http://www.xfree86.org/ The XFree86 Project, Inc is a global
volunteer organisation which produces XFree86, a freely redistributable
open-source implementation of the X Window
System . XFree86 runs
primarily on UNIX® and UNIX-like
operating systems like Linux, all
of the BSD variants, Sun
Solaris both native 32 and 64 bit support,
Solaris x86, Mac OSX
(via Darwin), SGI's Irix as well as other
platforms like OS/2
- http://www.w3.org/Status The
natural complement to W3C specifications is running code.
Implementation and testing is
an essential part of specification
development and releasing
the code promotes exchange of ideas in the
community. Browse all W3C
software -it's Open Source/
Free Software, and GPL compatible.
is an Open
Source content management platform built to give
users the ability to build and maintain complex web
sites. It is
modular, pluggable, and platform independent. It
is designed to keep
the management of content in the hands
of those who create content.
VLC Media Player
is a free cross
platform (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, more) that supports
a large number of multimedia formats and can even be used
as a streaming server.
Open source or open-source software (OSS) is any computer software
distributed under a license which allows users to change
the software freely. Many programs use a
specific license agreement
satisfying the Open Source
- http://www.opensource.org/ Open
Source Initiative (OSI).
- Wikipedia's List of Open Source
Free and open-source
software for Windows.
- http://edge-op.org/grouch/schools.html Why
source software be used in schools?