Hundreds of open source software applications, from accounting to graphics editors to office software, games to multimedia to security the mega open source list.
on 12/22/2010 – Made popular on 12/22/2010
Most commercial software today depends on open source software. The commercial software might be using an underlying open source platform, or it might be incorporating open source components, or it might be provided as a commercial open source product itself.
Editor’s note: Heather Meeker is a shareholder and chair of the IP/IT Licensing and Transactions Group in the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, and a leading authority on open-source software licensing.
Startups stand on the shoulders of giants, developing proprietary applications on top of a software landscape that heavily leverages open source components.
Accounting software is an application software that records and processes accounting transactions within functional modules such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and trial balance.All accounting software listed in the article are free and open-source and many of them can be used in all popular operating systems.
Give open source software a spin. MyBroadband looks at 10 applications you can run on Windows. You don't have to run Linux to use open source software. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of open source applications that you can run on your Windows machine right now. We look at some of the best of these.
My understanding is that some of the software in the multiverse repository is open source even if its licensing is not free. For example, maelstrom, if I remember correctly, is open source, but there are issues with the license on the graphics. Regardless, I don't want to introduce closed-source software to my systems, but I don't have Stallman Syndrome either.
Until recently, few enterprises were using open source software for back office applications, such as enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management. But last month, an IDC survey of Western European companies found that nearly ten percent were using open source enterprise software.
Open source software has come a long way since the moniker "open source" was first coined in 1998. The Cathedral and the Bazaar helped to explain this new paradigm of software production, and history has proven that the profound implications predicted by Raymonds essay were not only credible, but now also obvious.