Each month a project is chosen from the many thousands on SourceForge.net to be our Project of the Month.
This Month’s Projects
Eclipse Tomcat Plugin – offers simple handling of a tomcat server in Eclipse IDE.
LibreCAD – a free Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple, and Linux.
July 2016 Community Choice –
iDempiere – a Business Suite ERP/CRM/SCM done the community way. Focus is on the Community that includes Subject Matter Specialists, Implementors and End-Users. iDempiere is based on original Compiere/Adempiere plus a new architecture to use state-of-the-art technologies like OSGi, Buckminster, zk.
MediaPortal – an app that turns your PC into a very advanced MediaCenter / HTPC. It allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch and store your videos and DVDs, view, schedule and record live TV as a digital video recorder and much much more.
June 2016 Community Choice –
MovistarTV – an add on for XBMC/Kodi that allows for a virtual Movistar + TV decoder for different OS.
This plugin performs the same actions, and some improvements to the decoder Movistar + TV. Its features include Automatic Update channel, Programming Guide (EPG ), recordings in the cloud and locally, viewing recordings on the cloud, sync recordings locally to avoid expiration, Advanced Management series, timeshift and DLNA.
Pandora FMS – an enterprise-ready monitoring solution that provides unparalleled flexibility for IT to address both immediate and unforeseen operational issues, including infrastructure and IT processes. It uniquely enables business and IT to adapt to changing needs through a flexible and rapid approach to IT and business deployment. Pandora FMS consolidates all the needs of modern monitoring (ITOM, APM, BAM) and provides status and performance metrics from different operating systems, virtual infrastructure (VMware, Hyper-V, XEN), Docker containers, applications, storage and hardware devices such as firewalls, proxies, databases, web servers or routers.
May 2016 Community Choice –
Libjpeg-turbo – a SIMD-accelerated libjpeg-compatible JPEG codec library. It uses SIMD instructions (MMX, SSE2, NEON, AltiVec) to accelerate baseline JPEG compression and decompression on x86, x86-64, ARM, and PowerPC systems. On such systems, libjpeg-turbo is generally 2-6x as fast as libjpeg, and on other types of systems, can still outperform libjpeg by a significant amount. Libjpeg-turbo implements both the traditional libjpeg API as well as the less powerful but more straightforward TurboJPEG API. It also features colorspace extensions that allow it to compress from/decompress to 32-bit and big-endian pixel buffers (RGBX, XBGR, etc.), as well as a full-featured Java interface.
ArchBang – a simple GNU/Linux distribution that provides a lightweight Arch Linux system combined with the OpenBox window manager. It’s suitable for both desktop and portable systems and is fast, stable, and always up to date.
April 2016 Community Choice –
Wine – an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes.
SharpDevelop – a free IDE for C#, VB.NET, & Boo projects on Microsoft’s .NET platform. SharpDevelop allows you to write applications in languages including C#, VB.NET, F#, IronPython and IronRuby, as well as target rich and reach: Windows Forms or WPF, as well as ASP.NET MVC and WCF. It starts from USB drives, supports read-only projects, comes with integrated unit and performance testing tools, Git, NuGet and a lot more features that make you productive as a developer.
March 2016 Community Choice –
Sparkylinux – a lightweight and fast Debian-based Linux distribution. SparkyLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution created on the “testing” branch of Debian. It features customized lightweight desktops (like E19, LXDE and Openbox), multimedia plugins, selected sets of apps and own custom tools to ease different tasks.
WinPython – an open-source portable distribution of the Python programming language for Windows XP/7/8, designed for scientists, supporting both 32bit and 64bit versions of Python 2 and Python 3.
February 2016 Community Choice –
SMPlayer – a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can also play YouTube videos. SMPlayer is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the award-winning MPlayer, which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats. Apart from providing access for the most common and useful options of MPlayer, SMPlayer adds other interesting features like the possibility to play YouTube videos subtitles.
ProjectLibre – an open source alternative to Microsoft Project. Features include Gantt, PERT and RBS charts,earned value costing, and new and updated version of OpenProj.
January 2016 Community Choice –
Ditto – a simple, fast, resource light clipboard manager. Ditto stores unlimited clips in an SQLite database so you can access them at a later time. Ditto’s easy-to-use interface allows finding recent clipboards within seconds; it has three different virtual clipboards that you can access through dedicated shortcuts; and, its unique network capabilities make clipboard sharing a reality.
Double Commander – a powerful twin-panel file manager that provides interfaces for both GTK and Qt, so it may fit perfectly for either GNOME or KDE users. Double Commander supports configuration options and usability features such as optional view modes, a powerful search function, an integrated file archiver and compression tool, configuration options, and plugin support.
December 2015 Community Choice –
FreeType – a freely available software library to render fonts. FreeType is written in C, designed to be small, efficient, highly customizable and portable. It is also capable of producing high-quality output (glyph images) of most vector and bitmap font formats for digital typography. It can be used in graphics libraries, display servers, font conversion tools, text image generation tools and much more.
December 2015 Staff Pick:
rEFInd – a boot manager for EFI/UEFI-based machines. It can auto detect your installed EFI boot loaders and also presents a nice GUI menu of boot options. rEFInd easily handles systems with many boot loaders, gives better control over the boot loader search process, and provides the ability for users to define their own boot loader entries. rEFInd also features support for text mode and graphical operation, auto detection of available EFI boot loaders, maintenance-free Linux kernel updates, and support for Mac and PC platforms.
November 2015 Community Choice –
FlightGear – a multi-platform flight simulator. FlightGear is an Open Source flight simulator used for research and academic environments, pilot training, as an industry engineering tool, or for DIY-ers to pursue their favorite flight simulation idea.
November 2015 Staff Pick –
Maxima – a computer algebra system (CAS) with symbolic mathematical computations for algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and more. Mathematicians, physicists, engineers who regularly algebra and calculus problems can benefit the most from this commercial-grade Open Source CAS.
October 2015 Community Choice –
fre:ac – an audio converter and CD ripper for various formats. It features MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, and Bonk format support, integrates freedb/CDDB, CDText, and ID3v2 tagging, and is available in several languages.
October 2015 Staff Pick –
TeXstudio – an integrated writing environment for creating LaTeX documents. Our goal is to make writing LaTeX as easy and comfortable as possible. TeXstudio is a fully featured LaTeX editor with numerous features like syntax-highlighting, integrated viewer, reference checking and various assistants.
September 2015 Community Choice –
PSeInt – a pseudo-code interpreter for Spanish-speaking programming students. PSeInt is a tool to assist students in their first steps in programming. Through a simple and intuitive pseudo-language in Spanish, complemented by a flow diagram editor, it allows you to focus on the fundamental concepts of computational algorithms, minimizing the difficulties of language and providing a work environment with numerous aids and didactic resources.
September 2015 Staff Pick –
gnuplot – a portable, command-line driven graphing utility for Linux, OS/2, MS Windows, OSX, VMS, and many other platforms. This famous scientific plotting package includes such features as 2D and 3D plotting, a large number of output formats, interactive input or script-driven options, and an extensive set of scripted examples. gnuplot is the perfect program to allow scientists and students to visualize mathematical functions and data interactively, but it can also be used as a plotting engine by third-party applications for web scripting, and much more.
August 2015 Community Choice –
NAS4Free – An embedded Storage distribution for Windows, Mac, & UNIX-like systems. The NAS4Free operating system can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share computer data storage over a computer network. ‘NAS’ as in “Network-Attached Storage” and ‘4Free’ as in ‘Free and open source’, NAS4Free is the simplest and fastest way to create an centralized and easily-accessible server for all kinds of data easily accessed with all kinds of network protocols and from any network.
August 2015 Staff Pick –
JasperReports Server – a powerful, yet flexible and lightweight reporting server. Generate, organize, secure, and deliver interactive reports and dashboards to users with a web based BI Platform. Available as an open source community edition download as well as a commercially licensed, enterprise-grade business intelligence solution.
July 2015 Community Choice Tie Vote –
Octave-Forge – a central location for the collaborative development of packages for GNU Octave. The Octave-Forge packages expand Octave’s core functionality by providing field specific features via Octave’s package system. For example, image and signal processing, fuzzy logic, instrument control, and statistics packages are examples of individual Octave-Forge packages.
SharpDevelop – the open-source IDE for the .NET platform. Write applications in languages including C#, VB.NET, F#, IronPython and IronRuby, as well as target rich and reach: Windows Forms or WPF, as well as ASP.NET MVC and WCF. It starts from USB drives, supports read-only projects, comes with integrated unit and performance testing tools, Git, NuGet and a lot more features that make you productive as a developer.
July 2015 Staff Pick –
TortoiseSVN – a Subversion (SVN) client, implemented as a Windows shell extension. It’s intuitive and easy to use, since it doesn’t require the Subversion command line client to run. Simply the coolest Interface to (Sub)Version Control!
June 2015 Community Choice – VBA-M
– a merge of the original VisualBoyAdvance forks is the best way to explore all of its merged features, including e-reader support. VBA-M, is for Game Boy Advance enthusiasts, hardware tinkerers, and folks who own games they wish they still had an original system for, such as Pokemon on a Game Boy while wishing for a bigger screen. The cross-platform interface uses the wxWidgets toolkit to make sure each feature works properly on Windows, Linux, and OS X and on a variety of compilers and libraries.
June 2015 Staff Pick – git-osx-installer
– a stand-alone installer for Git. Installing Xcode and then building and compiling git from source is a lot of work. The stand-alone installer sidesteps the issue of installing the entire software toolkit on your desktop. While Git is presently installed with the Xcode tools software package, the stand-alone installer is an excellent resource for those who want to easily install just Git.
May 2015 Community Choice – ConEmu
– a Windows Console Emulator with Far Manager plugins. ConEmu was initially created as a Far Manager companion or a kind of graphical interface for the old school but oft-used two-panel, console file manager. ConEmu includes options for visualizing Far editors and viewers with tabs, dragging files and folders, customizing panels with background images and more.
May 2015 Staff Pick – Smoothwall
– an Internet firewall with an intuitive interface that runs on commodity hardware. Smoothwall is a specialized Linux distribution that turns a spare PC (or VM) into a firewall. It features a caching Web proxy, VPN service, DHCP server, and other assorted network services. Smoothwall Express is a solid, secure firewall that is safely maintained and administered by people who are not IT experts, much less network security experts.
This Month’s Projects
April 2015 Community Choice – Simutrans
– a cross-platform simulation game. You control a transport company and have to satisfy demands for transport from cities and factories. Simutrans is very flexible and can be customized with different graphics and varying levels of economic challenges.
April 2015 Staff Pick – GNS3
– a network emulation platform used to build and test multi-vendor computer networks. GNS3 allows you to run simulations or configure devices ranging from simple workstations to powerful Cisco routers and is based on Dynamips, Pemu/Qemu and Dynagen.
March 2015 Community Choice – GnuCash
– a personal and small-business, single-user, double-entry bookkeeping software application based on standard accounting principles, with a wide variety of financial and accounting reports to help you get a clear picture of your finances.
March 2015 Staff Pick – ProjectLibre
– an open source alternative to Microsoft Project. Our functionality mirrors Microsoft in a way since you can simply open existing MS Project files in ProjectLibre. It is available on Linux, Mac, or Windows.
February 2015 Community Choice – ClamAV
– a GPL antivirus toolkit for UNIX. The main purpose of this software is the integration with mail servers. It provides a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner, and an up-to-date virus database.
February 2015 Staff Pick – Megacubo
– a broadcast tuner application written in PHP and Winbinder. Megacubo has a catalog of links of TV streams, which are available for free on the web. At the moment it only runs on Windows (XP or later). Megacubo lets you watch hundreds of live TV channels for your computer without antenna or TV cards.
January 2015 Community Choice – ScummVM
– a program that allows you to run many classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. ScummVM just replaces executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!
January 2015 Staff Pick – DVDStyler
– a cross-platform free DVD authoring application that makes possible for video enthusiasts to create professional-looking DVDs. It provides over 20 DVD menu templates and allows you to create your own menu designs and photo slideshows.
December 2014 Community Choice – SCons
– a software construction tool (build tool, or make tool) implemented in Python, which uses Python scripts as “configuration files” for software builds. It is an easier, more reliable, and faster way to build software, solving a number of problems associated with other build tools, especially including the classic and ubiquitous make itself.
December 2014 Staff Pick – FreeFileSync
– a graphical file synchronization and folder comparison tool. This means its main purpose is to speed up backup operations by examining the differences between source and target folders and then copy only what is needed rather than copying everything each time, similar to what a disk cloning/imaging tool does.
November 2014 Community Choice – MPC-HC
MPC-HC is a derivative of Media Player Classic, MPC-HC is a no-nonsense alternative to the Windows Media Player. MPC-HC isn’t flashy but it works with nearly any media format. So dig out your old AVIs along with your modern H.264 and VC-1 videos, you won’t be disappointed.
November 2014 Staff Pick – Google2SRT
Google2SRT is a tool that can download “un-embedded” subtitles (Closed Captions – CC) from YouTube and its predecessor, Google Video, and convert them to a standard format (SubRip – SRT) supported by most video players.
October 2014 Community Choice – PortableApps
PortableApps is an open source, application launcher that you install directly to your USB or cloud drive and use on any PC. You can download hundreds of portable applications from the PortableApps integrated directory, like Firefox, Skype, and more.
October 2014 Staff Pick – Miranda IM
Miranda IM is an open source, multi-protocol instant messaging client designed to be very light on system resources, extremely fast and customizable. A powerful plugin-based architecture make Miranda IM one of the most flexible clients on the planet.
September 2014 Community Choice – OpenMediaVault
OpenMediaVault a next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client, and many more. And thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced with plugins.
September 2014 Staff Pick – PDF Split and Merge
PDF Split and Merge is an easy-to-use tool with graphical and command line interfaces to spit, merge, mix, and rotate your PDF documents. PDFsam basic is free, you can download it and simply use it on every platform with a Java Runtime Environment installed.
August 2014 Community Choice – VASSAL Engine
VASSAL Engine is a game engine for creating electronic versions of traditional board and card games. It provides support for game piece rendering and interaction, and supports play by email or over a live connection.
August 2014 Staff Pick – CMDBuild
CMDBuild is a flexible software to configure a custom database of assets (CMDB stands for “Configuration and Data Base Management”) and design related workflow processes.
July 2014 Community Choice – eXo
eXo is a highly customizable, social-collaboration enterprise platform for the enterprise. The eXo platform has many social collaboration features built in, such as wikis, forums, documents, Q&A, calendars, and content management built around a social layer composed of activity streams, rich profiles, and social networking.
July 2014 Staff Pick – Freeplane
Freeplane is an application for Mind Mapping, Knowledge Management, Project Management. Develop, organize and communicate your ideas and knowledge in the most effective way.
June 2014 Community Choice – Freeplane
Freeplane is an application for Mind Mapping, Knowledge Management, Project Management. Develop, organize and communicate your ideas and knowledge in the most effective way.
June 2014 Staff Pick – Darktable
Darktable is a virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers: it manages your digital negatives in a database and lets you view them through a zoomable light table. It also enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.
May 2014 Community Choice – ApexDC
a DC++ client based on StrongDC++ that features external plugins and scripting through LUA and much more.
May 2014 Staff Pick – PiPlay
A pre-built Raspberry Pi OS made for gaming and emulation.
April 2014 Community Choice – Free Pascal Compiler
A 32/64/16-bit Pascal compiler for Win32/64/CE, Linux, Mac OS X/iOS, FreeBSD, OS/2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo NDS and DOS; semantically compatible with Delphi, Borland Pascal and Mac Pascal (partially) with extra features, e.g. operator overloading.
April 2014 Staff Pick – Apache OpenOffice.org Templates
The official catalog of Apache OpenOffice templates. You’ll find templates ranging from letters and résumés to calendars and brochures. Templates can save your time, and are easy to use.
March 2014 Community Choice – Universal Media Server
Multi-OS DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server for streaming videos and other media over a network.
March 2014 Staff Pick – Win32 Disk Imager
A tool used for writing images to USB sticks or SD/CF cards
February 2014 – Clover EFI bootloader
An EFI-based bootloader for BIOS-based computers created as a replacement to EDK2/Duet bootloader
January 2014 – Minsky
Minsky enables the simulation of models (particularly from economics) defined in terms of coupled ordinary differential equations. The models are defined using a drawing canvas (rather like VisSim), and a double entry bookkeeping system known as a Godley table.
December 2013 – cpuminer
cpuminer is a multi-threaded CPU miner for Litecoin, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Currently supported algorithms are SHA-256d and scrypt(1024, 1, 1). It supports the getwork mining protocol as well as the Stratum mining protocol, and can be used for both solo and pooled mining.
November 2013 – Password Safe
Password Safe is a password database utility. Users can keep their passwords securely encrypted on their computers. A single Safe Combination unlocks them all.
October 2013 – BleachBit
BleachBit frees disk space and maintains privacy. Cleans cache, Internet history, temporary files, logs, cookies, and broken shortcuts. Cleans Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Windows, Linux, and much more.
September 2013 – West Point Bridge Designer and Contest
A national virtual bridge engineering contest with prizes for age 13 to grade 12, but anyone can enter. Based on the award-winning West Point Bridge Designer client software, now open source through this project. Web site infrastructure supports worldwide participation in qualifying and semifinal rounds with a tiny administrative staff.
August 2013 – TeXstudio – A LaTeX Editor
TeXstudio is a fully featured LaTeX editor. Our goal is to make writing LaTeX documents as easy and comfortable as possible. Some of the outstanding features of TeXstudio are an integrated pdf viewer with (almost) word-level synchronization, live inline preview, advanced syntax-highlighting, live checking of references, citations, latex commands, spelling and grammar. Find out more at our website.
July 2013 – winPenPack: Portable Software Collection
winPenPack is a project that aims at collecting the most frequently used and most popular open source applications made portable, so that they can be executed without installation from any USB Flash Drive or Hard Disk. The winPenPack suites offer a wide range of portable applications like office tools, internet tools, multimedia tools, development tools, security applications and other frequently used utilities. Everything you need, completely free, open source and portable!
June 2013 – ReactOS
ReactOS is an open source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003).
May 2013 – FileBot
FileBot is the ultimate tool for renaming your movies, tv shows or anime and downloading subtitles. It’s smart, streamlined for simplicity and just works. FileBot supports Windows, Linux and Mac, plus there’s a full-featured command-line interface for all sorts of automation.
April 2013 – SuperTuxKart
SuperTuxKart is a kart racing game featuring Tux and friends. It is a fun-racer game, focusing on fun and ease of play
March 2013 – PostBooks
World’s #1 Open Source ERP: Get FREE Accounting, CRM, ERP for small- to mid-sized businesses. Runs on Linux, Mac, Windows AND Mobile. Rich API to connect third-party apps. FREE user registration, demos and trial offers, plus commercial editions and add-ons at http://www.xTuple.com.
February 2013 – Kiwix
Kiwix is an offline reader for Web content. It’s especially intended to make Wikipedia available offline.
With Kiwix, you can enjoy Wikipedia on a boat, in the middle of nowhere… or in Jail.
Kiwix manages to do that by reading ZIM files, a highly compressed open format with additional meta-data.
January 2013 – DOSBox DOS Emulator
DOSBox emulates a full x86 pc with sound and DOS. Its main use is to run old DOS games on platforms which don’t have DOS (Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Linux / FreeBSD / Mac OS X)
December 2012 – JStock
JStock is a free stock market software for 26 countries. It provides Stock watchlist, Intraday stock price snapshot, Stock indicator editor, Stock indicator scanner and Portfolio management. Free SMS/email alert supported.
November 2012 – Rigs of Rods
Rigs of Rods is a 3D simulator game where you can drive, fly and sail various vehicles using an accurate and unique soft-body physics engine.
October 2012 – ProjectLibre
ProjectLibre project management software is an open source alternative to Microsoft Project. It has been downloaded in 146 countries the first month of release and was just voted Sourceforge’s “Project of the Month” ProjectLibre is compatible with Microsoft Project 2003, 2007 and 2010 files. You can simply open them on Linux, Mac OS or Windows and if desired save results back.
September 2012 – PeaZip
PeaZip is a free cross-platform file and archive manager utility that provides an unified portable GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX. Create: 7Z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, *PAQ, PEA, QUAD/BALZ, TAR, UPX, WIM, XZ, ZIP. Extract 150+ archive types: ACE, ARJ, CAB, DMG, ISO, LHA, RAR, UDF, ZIPX and more
August 2012 – XOOPS
XOOPS is one of world’s leading open source CMS and portal systems, written in PHP for the MySQL database. Its object orientation makes it an ideal tool for developing small or large community websites, intra company and corporate portals, weblogs and much more.
July 2012 – Liferay Portal
Liferay Portal is the world’s leading enterprise open source portal framework, offering integrated Web publishing and content management, an enterprise service bus and service-oriented architecture, and compatibility with all major IT infrastructure.
June 2012 – 0 A.D
0 A.D. (pronounced “zero ey-dee”) is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. It’s a historically-based war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of six ancient Western civilizations, each depicted at their peak of economic growth and military prowess. The six factions are: The Hellenic States (aka The Greeks), the Roman Republic, The Celtic Tribes, the Persian Empire, the Iberian Tribes, and the Carthaginian Empire, each complete with unique artwork, technologies and civilisation bonuses.
May 2012 – Luminance HDR
Luminance HDR is a complete suite for HDR imaging workflow. It provides a wide range of functionalities, both during the fusion and the tonemapping stage. Its graphical user interface, based on Qt4, runs on a multitude of platform, like Microsoft Windows (32 and 64 bit), Mac OS X 10.6 and above and several Linux distribution.
April 2012 – Elastix
Elastix is an appliance software that integrates the best tools available for Asterisk-based PBXs into a easy-to-use interface. It also adds its own set of utilities to make it the best software package available for open source telephony.
March 2012 – Scribus
Scribus is an open-source program that brings professional page layout to Linux/Unix, MacOS X, OS/2 and Windows. Scribus supports professional features, such as CMYK color, spot color, separations, ICC color and robust commercial grade PDF.
February 2012 – Boost C++ Libraries
Boost provides free portable peer-reviewed C++ libraries. The emphasis is on portable libraries which work well with the C++ Standard Library
January 2012 – HyperSQL Database Engine
HSQLDB is a relational database engine written in Java, with a JDBC driver, conforming to ANSI SQL:2008. A small, fast, multithreaded engine and server with memory and disk tables, LOBs, transaction isolation, multiversion concurrency and ACID.
December 2011 – TICO
TICO is a tool for the design and execution of interactive communication boards for the severely disabled.
November 2011 – The Number Race
The Number Race is an â€œadaptive gameâ€ intervention designed for remediation of dyscalculia (mathematics learning disabilities or difficulties) in children aged 4-8. It may also be useful for prevention of dyscalculia, or to teach number sense in kindergarten children without learning difficulties.
September 2011 – GCompris
GCompris is a high-quality educational software suite comprised of numerous activities for children aged two to 10. Some of the activities are game-oriented, but are nonetheless still educational.
August 2011 – iTALC
iTALC is a powerful didactical tool which allows teachers to assist their students in computer labs. It gives the possibility to view, control and lock pupilsâ€™ computers remotely.
July 2011 – Moodle
Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.
June 2011 – Tux Paint
Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.
May 2011 – OpenPetra
OpenPetra is a free and easy-to-use administration software package for non-profit organizations. Specifically designed to meet the administrative requirements of an international mission agency or other non-profit organisation, OpenPetra runs standalone or as a multi-user system in an office network or on the Internet.
April 2011 – odt2braille
odt2braille is a free and open source extension for the word processors OpenOffice.org Writer and LibreOffice Writer. Its goal is to make Braille available to anyone who knows how to use a word processor. The extension enables users to use Writer as a Braille authoring environment, to print Braille to a Braille embosser and to export to various Braille formats.
March 2011 – NVDA
NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Providing feedback via synthetic speech and Braille, it enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows for no more cost than a sighted person.
February 2011 – eGuideDog
The eGuideDog project develops free software for the blind. It includes a browser, a text-to-speech engine, screen reader and any other software that can help the blind to access digital information.
January 2011 – CiviCRM
CiviCRM is an open source and freely downloadable constituent relationship management solution for advocacy, non-profit and other organizations.
December 2010 – Snort
Snort is an open source network intrusion prevention and detection system (IDS/IPS) developed by Sourcefire.
November 2010 – Gutenprint
Gutenprint is a very high quality package of printer drivers for Ghostscript and CUPS on Linux, Macintosh OS X, and other POSIX-compliant operating systems.
October 2010 – jEdit
jEdit is a programmer’s text editor written in Java. It can be configured as a rather powerful IDE through the use of its plugin architecture.
September 2010 – GPL Ghostscript
GPL Ghostscript is a complete set of page description language interpreters including PDF, PostScript, PCL5, PCLXL, and XPS along with the ability to convert to and from any of these languages. There is no other open source solution for page description languages that is this comprehensive.
August 2010 – Wireshark
Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer. It captures the packets flowing across a computer network and displays them in a human-readable form.
July 2010 – Scintilla
Scintilla is a free source code editing component that includes features such as syntax styling, error indicators, folding, code completion, and call tips. The project includes SciTE (SCIntilla-based Text Editor).
June 2010 – OpenNMS
OpenNMS is the world’s first enterprise-grade network management application platform developed using the open source model.
May 2010 – LAME
LAME is an open source audio encoder designed to create MPEG-1/2 Layer III files (casually known as “MP3 files”).
April 2010 – Mantis
Mantis is an easily deployable, web-based bug tracker.
March 2010 – Arianne
Arianne comprises a multiplayer online games framework and engine to develop turn-based and real-time games, and the various games which use it.
February 2010 – Notepad++
Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several programming languages and natural languages.
January 2010 – Clonezilla
Clonezilla is a partition or disk clone tool similar to Norton Ghost. It saves and restores only used blocks in your hard drive.
December 2009 – OpenGTS
OpenGTS (Open-Source GTS Tracking System) is an open-source alternative for companies wishing to provide GPS tracking for their fleet of vehicles.
November 2009 – Mumble
Mumble is a leading open source VoIP solution for social gamers. Our primary design goal is that you should be able to talk as if you were in the same room; this means high quality compression, noise filtration, echo cancellation and no delay.
October 2009 – Sweet Home 3D
Sweet Home 3D is free software designed to draw the plan of a home, arrange furniture, and display the result in a 3D view.
September 2009 – Medical
Medical combines the functionality of an Electronic Medical Record and a Health Information System, focused on preventive medicine for developing countries, with special emphasis on the socio-economic background of the patient.
August 2009 – eyeOS
July 2009 – Piwik
Piwik is a downloadable, open source (GPL licensed) web analytics software program. It provides you with detailed reports on your website visitors: the search engines and keywords they used, the language they speak, your popular pages, and a whole lot more. Piwik aims to be an open source alternative to Google Analytics.
June 2009 – Silex
Silex is an open source RIA that enables you to build Flash websites for Flash Player 7, 8, 9, and 10. Silex is a new kind of CMS, a mix between an editing software like the Adobe Creative Suite, and Wiki based software.
May 2009 – DOSBox
DOSBox is an emulated x86 machine with integrated DOS for running old DOS games and applications.The emulated machine allows you to control the speed of old games and emulate old hardware like sound cards and video cards regardless of the host operating system. The integrated DOS also allows you to directly start games without first having to setup DOS in a virtual machine.
April 2009 – dotProject
dotProject is a Project Management tool written in PHP that aims to be a best-of-breed project management system. Rather than a generic container approach like a CMS or groupware app, we decided that we would do a generic project management tool. We are not industry (or use specific), it’s not a project planning tool – it is designed to serve as an information gathering and progress reporting tool.
March 2009 – Frets On Fire
Frets on Fire is a game of musical skill and fast fingers. The aim of the game is to play guitar with the keyboard as accurately as possible. The game comes with four songs and more can be made with the built-in editor.
February 2009 – ZK – Simply Ajax and Mobile
ZK is the most proven Ajax + Mobile framework designed to maximize enterprises operation efficiency and minimize the development cost. With groundbreaking Direct RIA architecture, ZK simplifies and speeds the creation, deployment and maintenance of rich Internet applications.
January 2009 – TinyMCE
December 2008 – OrangeHRM – Human Resource Management
OrangeHRM is an Open Source Human Resource Management System that covers Personnel Information Management, Employee Self Service, Leave, Time & Attendance, Benefits, and Recruitment. Tags: HRM, HRMS, HCM, HRIS, EHRMS, Human Capital Management
November 2008 – shareaza
Shareaza is a multi-network peer-to-peer ( P2P ) file-sharing client supporting Gnutella2, Gnutella, eDonkey2000 ( eMule ), HTTP, FTP and BitTorrent protocols. Using C++, MFC and ATL, for Windows.
October 2008 – concrete5
concrete5 is a content management system, built in PHP, that makes it easy for anyone to run a website. It will save the planet.
September 2008 – WinSCP
WinSCP is an open source SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is the secure file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers basic file manager functionality.
August 2008 – Enomalism
Enomalism allows users to create and run any application without worry of infrastructure failure. It is a cost effective way to setup your infrastructure as a scalable world wide virtual compute utility similar to Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud.
July 2008 – Kablink (formerly ICEcore)
Kablink is an extensible collaboration platform that unifies team workspaces with real-time conferencing. It allows teams to boost productivity and reduce communication costs by providing a collaboration platform users can adapt to fit their own changing needs.
June 2008 – PowerFolder
PowerFolder is a Secure, Peer-to-Peer File Transfer Tool. Sync, Access, Share, Backup and Transfer files over the Internet or in LAN. Sync home and office PC, share holiday pictures or work together on documents.
May 2008 – MindTouch
MindTouch Deki Wiki is a free open source wiki. Deki Wiki is an easy to use wiki and extensible enterprise and social application platform.
February 2008 – ehcache
A simple, fast and thread safe cache for Java. ehcache provides memory and disk stores and distributed operation for clusters. ehcache is widely used in such open source projects as Hibernate, Spring and Cocoon.
January 2008 – Hyperic HQ Enterprise Monitoring
Hyperic HQ – open source systems management, Apache management, Tomcat management, LAMP management, WebLogic management, virtualization management, VMware management, WebSphere management, Xen management, JBoss management, and WAMP management.
December 2007 – Firebird
Firebird RDBMS offers many ANSI SQL features & runs on Linux, Windows & several Unix platforms. Features excellent concurrency & performance & powerful stored procedure & trigger language. WEBSITE link above right, TRACKER http://tracker.firebirdsql.org
October 2007 – Barcode4J
Barcode4J is a flexible generator for barcodes written in Java and available under the Apache License v2.0. Features: Extensions for Apache FOP, Xalan-J and SAXON, Servlet, command-line interface, output to SVG, EPS, Java2D/AWT and bitmaps.
September 2007 – Openbravo
Web based ERP for SMEs, built on proven MVC & MDD framework that facilitate customization & maintenance of code. Already in production, it encompasses a broad range of functionalities such as finance, supply chain, project mgmt, manufacturing & much more
August 2007 – Inkscape
Inkscape is a Linux, Windows & OSX vector graphics editor (SVG format) featuring transparency, gradients, node editing, pattern fills, PNG export, and more. Aiming for capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, Visio, etc.
May 2007 – Scorched 3D
Scorched3D is a 3D remake of the popular 2D artillery game Scorched Earth. Scorched3D can be played against the computer, other players and remotely across the internet or LAN.
April 2007 – Art of Illusion
Art of Illusion is a full featured 3D modelling, rendering, and animation studio. It is written entirely in Java, and can run on almost any operating system.
March 2007 – Zenoss Core – Enterprise IT Monitoring
Zenoss Core is an enterprise network and systems management application written in Python/Zope. Zenoss provides an integrated product for monitoring availability, performance, events and configuration across layers and across platforms.
February 2007 – FreeCol
FreeCol is an open version of Colonization. It is a Civilization-like game in which the player has to conquer the new world.
January 2007 – FreeNAS
NAS (Network Attached Storage) server supporting: CIFS, FTP, NFS, RSYNC, SSH, AFP, Unison, UPnP, iSCSI protocols, local and MS Domain authentication, Software RAID (JBOD,0,1,5), disk encryption with a Full WEB configuration interface. 32MB only.
December 2006 – Rosegarden
MIDI and Audio Sequencer and Notation Editor for Linux.
October 2006 – Pentaho – Business Intelligence
A complete business intelligence platform that includes reporting, analysis (OLAP), dashboards, data mining and data integration (ETL). Use it as a full suite or as individual components that are accessible via web services. Ranked #1 in open source BI.
September 2006 – Linux NTFS file system support
The goals of this project are: create a new Linux kernel driver for the NTFS file system (1.2, 3.x, and later), user space utilities (e.g. format, ntfs check, etc.) and a library to avoid code duplication and provide access to NTFS to other GPL programs.
July 2006 – openQRM
openQRM is an open source systems management platform which integrates with existing components in enterprise data centers. openQRM is derived from a proven commercial product and distributed under a modified Mozilla Public License.
June 2006 – Sahana disaster management system
Sahana is a web based disaster / crisis / emergency management tool that addresses the common coordination problems from finding missing people, managing aid, volunteers, tracking camps and needs effectively between Government groups, NGOs and victims
May 2006 – Stellarium
Stellarium renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time with OpenGL. It displays stars, constellations, planets, nebulas and others things like ground, landscape, atmosphere, etc.
April 2006 – Filesystem in Userspace
FUSE makes it possible to implement a filesystem in a userspace program. Features include: simple yet comprehensive API, secure mounting by non-root users, support for 2.4 and 2.6 Linux kernels, multi-threaded operation. etc…
March 2006 – CMU Sphinx
Sphinx is a speaker-independent large vocabulary continuous speech recognizer released under a BSD style license. It is also a collection of open source tools and resources that allows researchers and developers to build speech recognition systems.
February 2006 – FreeMind
A mind mapper, and at the same time an easy-to-operate hierarchical editor with strong emphasis on folding. These two are not really two different things, just two different descriptions of a single application. Often used for knowledge and content mgmt.
January 2006 – Nullsoft Scriptable Install System
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open-source tool for the development of Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore highly suitable for internet distribution.
December 2005 – FCKeditor
November 2005 – NHibernate
A .NET port of the excellent Java Hibernate (http://www.hibernate.org) relational persistence tool.
October 2005 – MediaWiki
MediaWiki is the collaborative editing software that runs Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and other projects. It’s designed to handle a large number of users and pages without imposing too rigid a structure or workflow.
September 2005 – MinGW – Minimalist GNU for Windows
MinGW: A native Win32 port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), with freely distributable import libraries and header files for building native Windows applications; includes extensions to the MSVC runtime to support C99 functionality.
August 2005 – Gourmet
Gourmet Recipe Manager is a recipe-organizer for GNOME that generates shopping lists and allows rapid searching of recipes. It imports mealmaster & mastercook files and exports webpages & other formats. Gourmet uses python, gtk and metakit.
July 2005 – JasperReports – Java Reporting
JasperReports, the market leading open source business intelligence and reporting engine. This project is being moved to http://www.jasperforge.org/. This project is the home for all things Jasper, Reports, Analysis, Server, and Intelligence.
June 2005 – Nagios
Nagios is a powerful host and service monitoring program designed to run on most *NIX systems. It is written in C and designed to be fast and flexible. It has the ability to contact administrators via email, pager, or other user-defined methods.
May 2005 – Robosapien Dance Machine
Robosapien Dance Machine – completely control your Robosapien with just your voice while you unleash the funky power of your Robosapien! Create dances, your own comedy movies, and more with this powerful interactive script editor.
April 2005 – net-snmp
net-snmp provides tools and libraries relating to the Simple Network Management Protocol including: An extensible agent, An SNMP library, tools to request or set information from SNMP agents, tools to generate and handle SNMP traps, etc.
March 2005 – OGRE (O-O Graphics Rendering Engine)
An efficient, object-oriented hardware accelerated 3D engine. It abstracts the differences between APIs and platforms and allows scene-oriented coding through an easy to use object model. Adaptable to multiple scene types (indoor, outdoor, whatever)
February 2005 – ClamWin Free Antivirus
MS Windows front-end to Clam Antivirus (http://www.clamav.net). Includes scheduler, virus database updates, standalone scanner, context menu integration to MS Windows Explorer and Addin to MS Outlook. Also features easy setup program.
January 2005 – RSSOwl | RSS / RDF / Atom Newsreader
RSSOwl is a RSS / RDF / Atom Newsreader written in Java using SWT as fast graphic library. Read News in a tabfolder, save favorites in categories, Export to PDF / RTF / HTML / OPML, Import Feeds from OPML, perform fulltext-search, use internal browser
December 2004 – TortoiseCVS
TortoiseCVS is an extension for Microsoft Windows Explorer that makes using CVS fun and easy. Features include: coloured icons, tight integration with SSH, and context-menu interactivity.
November 2004 – PearPC – PowerPC Emulator
PearPC is an architecture independent PowerPC platform emulator capable of running most PowerPC operating systems. It includes a JITC for x86-Processors.
October 2004 – SugarCRM
SugarCRM v4.5.1 now available! A complete CRM system for businesses of all sizes. Core CRM functionality includes sales force automation, marketing campaigns, support cases, project mgmt, calendaring and more. Built in PHP, supports MySQL and SQL Server.
September 2004 – Azureus
Azureus is a powerful, full-featured, cross-platform bittorrent client.
August 2004 – Bochs x86 PC emulator
Bochs is a portable x86 PC emulation software package that emulates enough of the x86 CPU, related AT hardware, and BIOS to run Windows, Linux, *BSD, Minix, and other OS’s, all on your workstation.
July 2004 – Audacity
A fast multi-track audio editor and recorder for Linux, BSD, Mac OS, and Windows. Supports WAV, AIFF, Ogg, and MP3 formats. Features include envelope editing, mixing, built-in effects and plug-ins, all with unlimited undo.
June 2004 – AWStats
AWStats is a free powerful and featureful server logfile analyzer that shows you all your Web/Mail/FTP statistics including visits, unique visitors, pages, hits, rush hours, os, browsers, search engines, keywords, robots visits, broken links and more…
May 2004 – eGroupWare: Enterprise Collaboration
eGroupWare is a multi-user, web-based groupware suite developed on a custom set of PHP-based APIs. Currently available modules include: email, addressbook, calendar, infolog (notes, to-do’s, phone calls), content management, forum, bookmarks, wiki
April 2004 – BZFlag – Multiplayer 3D Tank Game
OpenSource OpenGL Multiplayer Multiplatform Battle Zone capture the Flag. 3D first person Tank Simulation.
March 2004 – Mailman
Mailman is the GNU mailing list manager. It provides standard list management features, integrated with a web interface. Please note: the subversion repository has been retired. Please see http://wiki.list.org/x/DgAJ for details.
February 2004 – Compiere ERP + CRM Business Solution
Smart ERP+CRM solution for Small-Medium Enterprises in the global market covering all areas from order and customer/supplier management, supply chain to accounting. For $5-500M revenue companies looking for “brick and click” first tier functionality.
January 2004 – phpBB
phpBB is the worlds leading Open Source flat style discussion forum software. It includes all the features you expect to find in todays top of the line software.
December 2003 – PhpGedView
PhpGedView parses GEDCOM 5.5 genealogy files and displays them on the internet in formats and charts that you are familiar with. It also allows relatives to edit their genealogy online and collaborate together on their research.
November 2003 – FileZilla
FileZilla is a fast FTP and SFTP client for Windows with a lot of features. FileZilla Server is a reliable FTP server.
October 2003 – Gallery
A slick, intuitive web based photo gallery. Gallery is easy to install, configure and use. Gallery photo management includes automatic thumbnails, resizing, rotation, and more. Authenticated users and privileged albums make this great for communities.
September 2003 – TightVNC
TightVNC is an improved version of VNC, great free remote-desktop tool. The improvements include bandwidth-friendly “Tight” encoding, local cursor support on the client side, enhanced GUI, many bugfixes, and more.
August 2003 – Boa Constructor – wxPython GUI Builder
A RAD GUI Building IDE for wxPython.
July 2003 – Tikiwiki
Powerful multilingual Wiki/CMS/Groupware: File/Image gallery,Article,Blog,Tracker/Forms,Forum,Poll/Survey & Quiz,Newsletter,Calendar,Drawing,Bookmarks,FAQ,Banner ads,Categories,Spreadsheet,Maps,Workflow,Search,Theme control,WAP,VoiceXML,RSS,LDAP,Stats…
June 2003 – MegaMek
MegaMek is a networked Java clone of BattleTech, a turn-based sci-fi boardgame for 2+ players. Fight using giant robots, tanks, and/or infantry on a hex-based map.
May 2003 – POPFile – Automatic Email Classification
POPFile is an email classification tool with a Naive Bayes classifier, POP3, SMTP, NNTP proxies and IMAP filter and a web interface. It runs on most platforms and with most email clients.
April 2003 – JBoss.org
The JBoss/Server is the leading Open Source, standards-compliant, J2EE based application server implemented in 100% Pure Java
March 2003 – TUTOS
TUTOS is _T_he _U_ltimate _T_eam _O_rganization _S_oftware, a webbased groupware or ERP/CRM/PLM system to manage your and your teams appointments, addresses, projects, tasks, bugs, mailboxes, documents, notes and your time spent with those things.
February 2003 – Crystal Space 3D SDK
Crystal Space is an Open Source 3D SDK for Unix, Windows, MacOS/X. It renders with OpenGL or software and features curved surfaces, volumetric fog, dynamic colored lighting, terrain engine, LOD, procedural textures, portals, etc.
January 2003 – SquirrelMail
SquirrelMail is a PHP-based Web email client. It includes built-in pure PHP support for IMAP and SMTP, and renders all pages in pure HTML 4.0 for maximum compatibility across browsers. It has strong MIME support and a flexible plugin system.
December 2002 – phpMyAdmin
phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields.
November 2002 – Fink
Fink is an attempt to bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X. Packages are downloaded and built automatically and installed into a tree managed by dpkg, all with full dependency tracking.
October 2002 – Gaim
Gaim has been renamed to Pidgin. Pidgin is a GTK+ instant messaging application for Windows and Unix. It supports AIM, ICQ, Jabber/XMPP, MSN, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, QQ, SILC, SIMPLE and more. See http://pidgin.im/about.php for more information.