These are full-featured cross-platform softwares, free as in beer and speech. Vivek Gite picks his best open source software of 2009.
Take the Free Software GPL / LGPL licensing quiz and test your knowledge of the GPL and LGPL.
Spacewalk is an open source (GPLv2) Linux systems management solution. It is the upstream community project from which the Red Hat Network Satellite product is derived.
Open source java dieting software that aims to provide a complete solution to the CR dieter. Allows to track vitamin, mineral, and protein intakes with great care.
Linux is a platform for people, not just specialists’ – In a future undominated by Windows, Ubuntu hopes to be the provider of a service ecosystem for free software
Fedora 9 has been released and available for download. Some of the more interesting new features include a new package management system and other softwares.
Describes how to setup iSCSI under Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 server using Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator.
Qt is the standard framework for high performance, cross-platform application development. Trolltech ASA is licensing its Qt cross-platform development framework under the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPL v3), with immediate effect. GNU founder Richard Stallman said:
I am very pleased that Trolltech has decided to make Qt avaliable under GPL v3. This will allow parts of KDE to adopt GPL v3 too. Even better, Trolltech has made provisions for a smooth migration to future GPL versions if it approves of them.
Qt is already available under the GPL v2 and will continue to be so in addition to the GPL v3.
The GPL v3 license will make it easy and safe for free software developers to use Trolltech’s Qt with the most recent license framework from the Free Software Foundation. Trolltech hopes that its move will inspire free software projects to use GPL v3 when programming with Qt.
Trolltech to adopt GPL 3 for Qt
There is a program called Ping Tunnel to send TCP traffic over ICMP. From the project home page:
Ptunnel is an application that allows you to reliably tunnel TCP connections to a remote host using ICMP echo request and reply packets, commonly known as ping requests and replies. At first glance, this might seem like a rather useless thing to do, but it can actually come in handy in some cases. The following example illustrates the main motivation in creating ptunnel:
Setting: You’re on the go, and stumble across an open wireless network. The network gives you an IP address, but won’t let you send TCP or UDP packets out to the rest of the internet, for instance to check your mail. What to do? By chance, you discover that the network will allow you to ping any computer on the rest of the internet. With ptunnel, you can utilize this feature to check your mail, or do other things that require TCP.
Absolutely fantastic — it Just Works. Download ping tunnel here.
Christina has published a nice list of 50 apps to get your office on open source software. This is a worth bookmark page:
Open source software has a lot to offer the business world. Aside from the fact that theyâ€™re generally free, many open source programs are more secure, reliable and customizable than their proprietary counterparts. In fact, many large companies, including big names like Amazon, Google, and Yahoo, run their servers with Linux rather than Windows. Open source software is often some of the best software for the job, even when cost is no consideration. So how can you make open source software work for your business? Here are 50 apps that can help your office get on track to join the growing numbers of businesses that have made the switch to open source.
The intention seems to be good, but there are few errors. For example Skype is not open source or GNOME is not Linux distribution. I hope author will fix out errors.
=> Linux for Business: 50 Apps to Get your Office on Open Source