The following are links to selected free and 'open source' software tools and resources managers should explore and consider using: Videos
- Apache Software - Originally known for being an open-source web server solution,
it has now grown into a large collaborative software community with a wide
range of complementary projects and products.
- Drupal - A widely used open source content management
system (CMS) for web sites.
- Java - A free, portable programming language and/or
software development platform originally created by James Gosling at Sun
(GNU Image Manipulation Program) - A multi-platform photo &
image manipulation tool. It is an open
source alternative to Photoshop.
- Hadoop - An open-source software solution that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters
- An open source platform and development tools with everything you
need to deploy, and host enterprise Java applications and services.
- Linux - A widely used open source operating system for small and large scale
computer systems originally created by Linus Torvalds
- Mozilla & Firefox - A wide range of open source software products developed by
the growing Mozilla 'open' development community. Products include the FireFox
web browser, Thunderbird email, etc.
- MySQL - An open source database
management system (DBMS) that offers the full functionality of similar commercial products
such as MS SQL, DB2, Oracle, etc.
- OpenMeetings - Free browser-based software that allows you to set up instantly a conference on the web.
- OpenNMS - An open source enterprise grade network management application platform.
- Open Office - A comprehensive open
source software suite of office applications (e.g. word processing,
spreadsheet, etc.) that provide very similar capabilities as MS Office.
- OpenProject - A free and open source project management software solution that can serve as a replacement for MS Project.
- OpenSite Solutions
- Providing a directory of high quality 'open source' alternative
solutions to higher cost commercial products currently being marketed.
- The world's largest open source software development web site
providing free services and software to meet almost any need to users around the
- Wikipedia - A free web-based encyclopedia that anyone can access, edit, or use.
- Zimbra Collaboration - An open source email and calendar groupware software product.