Open Source Resources
- SourceForge - Resources for
open-source developers and a directory of in-development open-source
- Freshmeat - Unix and related
software in all stages of development. Daily release announcements. Not
restricted to open-source software.
- GNU/UNESCO Free Software
Directory - Lists free software packages organized and searchable by
- Goodie Domain Service -
Software, shareware and lots of useful hints to related information.
Includes directory, search and associated links.
- Google Code -
directory of in-development open source projects
DeveloperWorks: Open Source - IBM's open source site includes
articles, tutorials and a list of open source projects.
- Java Open Source Software - A
directory of open source software focused on java.
- My Open Source - A guide
to Open Source software for the Windows platform. Lists most popular
downloads and offers a review of each product.
- NASA Open Source Software
- Lists open source projects that could be essential to NASA missions.
Help NASA with development of their projects - or simple enjoy them.
- Ohloh - Provides comprehensive
metrics and analysis on thousands of open source projects and
- Open Source Scripts
- Open Source Software in C#
(C-Sharp) - Directory of open source software focused in C#.
- Open-Source Directory -
Directory of open-source and just working programs.
- Opensource Info - A
listing of distributions, applications and websites including their
features. Includes forums, links and the latest news.
- Osalt.com - Open
Source Alternative to Commercial Software.
- OS Reviews - Website
publishing reviews of free and open source software.
- OSZone - Listing companies and
projects with individual reviews. Includes profile, blog related
technologies and associated links.
UNESCO Free Software Portal - A central directory of Open Source
software, designed for a worldwide audience. Includes the latest
- Slashdot - News for Nerds. Stuff
- Advogato - Community resource
site for developers of free software; news, and diary service.
- Apache Week - A weekly
e-zine focused on Apache - it includes features, reviews, and Apache
- Freshmeat - Daily news on the
latest UNIX software releases. Local mirrors of majors packages. Past
news are indexed and can be searched for keywords.
- Infolets - Explores projects,
products, and ideas that are interesting, innovative or just plain
- ismedia.org - News opinion and
analysis from an open source community with a common sense-based
- I4U News - News about emerging
products and the future in personal technology.
- Kernel Cousins - Open
Source project to extend the Kernel Traffic idea to other Open Source
projects: "cousins" of the Linux kernel. Has the potential to summarize
the entire Open Source development world.
- Linux Today - News related to
Open Source software and community (continuous, +email)
- Linux.com - News about the open
- MozillaZine - General
information on the Open Source Netscape project.
Newsfacto.com: Linux/Open Source - Portal covering distributions,
databases, development, security and servers. Lists technology news,
white papers, newsfeeds and industry specific articles.
- Open Source Forge - Features
news, community discussion forums, and open source press releases.
- O'Reilly Network - A
news/portal site by everyone's favorite book publisher with both
original and affiliate content.
Salon 21st: The free software story - A complete listing of Salon
21st coverage of Linux and the free software / open source movement.
- Tectonic Open Source News -
Open source news from South Africa including coverage of Linux and BSD.
- Temple of the Screaming
Penguin - Linux-based site. Content is fairly technical; site has
many links to other sites and articles. All the tech news that matters,
with an Open Source software bent.
- Topix: Open
Source - News about open source, collected from various sources on
- The Apache Software Foundation
- Supports the development of a number of open-source software projects,
including the apache webserver. Includes license information, latest
news, and project sites.
- Free Software Foundation and GNU
Project - Non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating
restrictions on copying, redistributing, understanding, and modifying
computer programs. GNU Project was begun to develop a complete free
Unix-like operating system.
- Free Software Foundation Europe
- European branch of the FSF. Includes news and events listings, press
information, and a document archive.
- Jabber Software Foundation -
Not-for-profit organization that oversees the general development of
XMPP and maintains the Jabber Enhancement Proposals.
- The Linux Foundation
- A non-profit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux,
and promoting standardization and technical collaboration. Provides
details of activities and working groups, a collaboration forum, and
- Open Source Academy
- UK government portal which aims to encourage the use of Open Source
Software by local authoritie. Offers opportunities for knowledge sharing
and practical advice.
- Open Source Initiative -
Dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source trademark for the
good of the community. Includes a definition of 'Open Source', and a
list of approved licenses.
- Open Source Resource Center -
Project of the Pakistan Software Export Board. Includes news, details of
strategy, aims and services, discussion forums, and events listings.
- Open Source Software Distribution
Initiative (OSSDI) - Distribution of open source alternatives to
expensive commercial software packages, especially in education. Site
shows current status, and how to help.
- OpenForum Europe -
Not-for-profit organisation helping to accelerate, broaden and
strengthen the use of OSS in business and government. News and events,
information about OSS, and articles.
- Python Software Foundation
- Non-profit organization devoted to advancing open source technology
related to the Python programming language. Provides membership
information, missions statement, and details of how to get involved.
- Software in the Public Interest,
Inc. - Aims to help organizations develop and distribute open
hardware and software. Includes news, details of supported projects, and
- Xiph.org Foundation - Non-profit
corporation dedicated to protecting multimedia from control by private
interests, by developing free and open protocols and software.
Information about the foundation and its current projects.
- XMPP Standards Foundation -
Contact info, architectural docs and a weblog on Extensible Messaging
and Presence Protocol (XMPP), an open XML communications technology.