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Questions tagged [open-source]

Software required to be open-source. This is not to be confused with "gratis" software, which is free of cost. Open-source, sometimes called "free" or "libre" software, has the original source code freely available to be viewed, redistributed and modified.

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An open source Java picture viewing/tagging program?

I am looking for a program that: Shows pictures in a given folder, with thumbnails, with an action to see full-screen. Allows to add tags to pictures and manage tags. (tags are like "vacations" or "...
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Hassle-free XMPP server for single user

I want to run my own XMPP server. I want to be able to chat with other XMPP users (no matter which provider they use), using a JID under my own domain. Absolute requirements: it needs to be Free ...
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Desktop Publisher (Alternatives to InDesign)

Adobe InDesign is the dominant player in the Desktop Publishing world. It is used for many books, and also for magazine and pamphlets, and even things like greeting-cards and invitations. It is ...
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Is there a symmetric encryption GUI available for Ubuntu/Linux?

I’m searching for an easy to use symmetric encryption tool with a GUI or, even better, one that has the possibility to be added to the file browser's context menu. Gnome already ships a encryption GUI ...
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Creating website wireframes on GNU/Linux with a free/libre tool

I want to create website wireframes. Locally/offline, or on my own server. Requirements License: The tool needs to be FLOSS The included graphics need to be licensed under the same license, or ...
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A simple student examination open-source web software?

I need a (possibly simple and web-oriented) open-source software to ask a class of students some "open" questions (i.e., with open answers, not a "quiz"...), to be able to evaluate the level of their ...
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Free/Libre voice & video chat alternative to Skype?

I don’t want to use Skype because it’s proprietary. I’m looking for an alternative that is Free/Libre (FLOSS), is available cross-platform * (at least: GNU/Linux, Mac OS, and Microsoft Windows), ...
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Free alternatives to Matlab that run on Linux?

I recently joined the folks using Linux. As a result, I'm trying to replace as much of the propriety applications as I can, with free — and if possible open-source — alternatives. Since I need a ...
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Open Source Java decompiler that does not crash on huge projects, understands advanced Java concepts

A Java decompiler turns a .class file back into a .java file. While decompiled code is not perfect (no comments, sometimes obfuscated names, etc.), it can be useful during hacking competitions, or to ...
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Free/Libre XMPP client with “Attention” (XEP-0224) support?

Is there a FLOSS XMPP client for GNU/Linux that supports XEP-0224: Attention? It's an extension for getting the attention of another user. It is also known as "nudge" or "buzz".
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Software to backup Android phone ROM

I would like to backup the ROM on my phone before I attempt to install Cyanogenmod on it. It is a Samsung Galaxy SIII on Sprint in the United States. My phone is not currently rooted and I'm running a ...