Open Source Software Resources
What is meant by "Open Source?" This refers to a program's source code, the more or less human readable code in which programs are written. An "Open Source" program is one whose source code is available for inspection and modification by end users, Typically, Open Source software is free, but that is not always the case. A classic essay, The Cathedral and the Bazaar, by Eric S. Raymond should be read by those who want a deeper understanding of why Open Source has been so successful
Open source software is an idea whose time has finally come. For twenty years it has been building momentum in the
technical cultures that built the Internet and the World Wide Web. Now it's breaking out into the commercial world, and
that's changing all the rules. Are you ready?
Effective 2014-06-18 Freecode is no longer being updated (content may be stale) Freecode, formerly Freshmeat,
has been the Web's largest index of Linux, Unix and cross-platform software, and mobile applications. Thousands of applications, which are
preferably released under an open source license, were meticulously cataloged in the Freecode database, but links to new applications and
releases are no longer being added. Each entry provides a description of the software, links to download it and to obtain more information, and a history
of the project's releases.
SourceForge.net is the
world's largest Open Source software development web site, providing free hosting to tens of thousands of projects. The
mission of SourceForge.net is to enrich the Open Source community by providing a centralized place for Open Source
developers to control and manage Open Source software development. To fulfill this mission goal, we offer a variety of
services to projects we host, and to the Open Source community.