I have 30 years of family history research, documentation, photos, interviews, notes - I also have a bunch of info between my ears that I never got around to writing down. Funds are tight right now, so paying someone to write a book for me isn't going to happen. I need recommendations (as in, you've done this) for software, open source is best, which will help me organize and publish my family history as an ebook, with the option to pay a publisher some day for hard copies.
Is there any open source voter management software out there? I had heard of something called Advokit, but its website seems to be down. Stuff that small campaigns can use to keep track of voter management between campaigns and during them, and generate door knock up sheets and leaflet runs. I am in the UK and asking for a friend.
I am finding British social entrepreneurs and charity leads to be very timid about expansion for expansion's sake. I am trying to find more compelling global voices who have shared an urban development idea in an open source way. Not at all in an IT sense, I should add. Bonus if it has zero to do with lending with interest.
I'm looking for some software that will help me manage a small artwork rental business. I've been looking at library systems, since the sign out/sign-in concept is the same, but none of them seem to offer the ability to charge a fee to sign items out or keep track of fees owed to artists. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Let's say I want to live a Google-free existence on the web. What are my best (preferably free, open source) alternatives to various Google products, including the search engine itself?
I am looking for a good, professional quality Open Source accounting software written either in C# (1st preference) or VB.NET. [more inside]
I moved into work in IT in my early 30's, and am now 35. I have had 2 Jr. DBA positions in that time period, although I do not have any database certifications. [more inside]
I need some good "Free Libra Open Source Software" projects to nominate for my local Linux User Group any one have any suggestions? We seem to be running short on some worthy nominees. List some good ones and a good reason why I should propose this to our LUG we have a fairly active and solid group.
Is there a program or set of tools, preferably free / open source, that can take a video file as input, analyze the video, and output the parts of the video which contain motion above some threshold? The output could either be a video file or a series of still images.
Can you help me find a smartphone to give my dad for Christmas? All his colleagues seem to have gotten iPhones. He is somewhat of a Linux geek tough, so I'm thinking a phone more in that spirit. [more inside]
Looking for software for small cafe/restaurant: POSS, food costs, membership, ordering [more inside]
How can I contribute to the efforts of GIMP being able to open a 16 bit image? [more inside]
For museum and archives people: has anyone used Collective Access for cataloging? Specifically, does it let you check things out to a user like a library catalog would? [more inside]
Anyone have tips on upgrading JBoss 4.2 to 5.1? [more inside]
Are there any blogs about open-source hardware/software products? [more inside]
We're looking for something like Hot or Not for project proposals. Instead of displaying a photo it will display info about the project and allow users to log in and rate projects. The system will keep track of overall ratings and rankings for projects in various ways and allow us to easily export the final results. [more inside]
What's a good Windows XP open source/freeware sound recorder that is easy for someone with vision deficits to use? Suggestions for a microphone also welcome. Details and... [more inside]
I'm looking for a list or reference to press releases/news articles about large corporations or government departments that have switched to Linux as a desktop platform. For example this week it was reported that the French police have 5,000 PCs running Ubuntu. [more inside]
I'm involved in a group of small/nonprofit organizations that would like to financially support the starting of an open-source software application. While I am technically-minded, I'm not a programmer -- and I don't really know what to look for in one (hopefully to be found on MeFi jobs!). Help greatly appreciated. [more inside]
Is there such thing as an open source Kindle that uses texts from things like Project Gutenberg and the like? Perhaps after you bought the device the books would be free because they would all be out of copyright.
I have a Polycom VSX 7000 that we use for video conferencing. I'd like to capture video conference streams and publish to a web server (or youtube) for playback at a later time. (does not need to be in real time) What open source tools can I use to do this? Or can someone point me to a "how to" for this....
I'm looking into the Open source philosophy to programming seems to be quite an intricate and somewhat confusing setup. I am wondering why so many people put their energy into developing libraries for some open source project with seemingly no direct return. [more inside]
CanadaCellphoneFilter: How can I use a Google G1 Android phone on Canada's Telus network? [more inside]
My company is looking to build a search engine to index our web site and I'm wondering if anyone has used any open package to do the task. Names, URLs, experience would be highly appreciated,
What content management system (CMS) does the site BNET.com use? Or, what is the currently available CMS that most closely matches the capabilities of this CMS? Bonus points to open source....
I need a Wiki or CMS that has a WYSIWYG editor for a site with about a 100 static pages, sorted into categories. [more inside]
Looking for your experiences with open-source accounting software. I am helping co-found a non-profit organization and need software that is free (if possible), easy to use for non-accountants, and preferably open-source. Someone recommended OSAS (Open Systems Accounting Software) and gnucash. Has anyone used these or any other programs they would recommend or not recommend?
Open source Wiki software! I'm looking to setup an open source wiki service very similar to wikipedia.org (but slightly different). However I know there is open source software available to download... [more inside]
Looking for open source spreadsheet templates I can use commercially (if it comes to that) for recipes, fitness programs and the like. Why? Because my excel skills suck. [more inside]
Hi, I would like some recommendations for (preferably open source or inexpensive) web based software that I can implement for my church. Everyone takes turns bringing refreshments, playing songs, etc... and there are waaaaay too many "Who can do it on Sunday the 16th? on Sunday the 26th?" e-mails going around and it gets very confusing to keep track. [more inside]
Are there any good, open source event management software packages available? [more inside]
Recommended Open-Source Desktop Email Client? [more inside]
Is there an open course codebase similar to ... Ask Metafilter? I have a fun idea for a specialized group Q and A blog, but I'm not much of a coder.
Are there any websites or online communities in which people submit their 'ideas' for public use? [more inside]
Where can I find comparisons of the time it takes for an application to become relatively mature (in feature set, and bugs) in comparison to its status as open or closed source?
What options are there for a real-time, open source, video streaming (ogg Theora?) codec/platform/service? I have heard of Flumotion but was wondering if there are others like it in the US or Asia.
I need some software that will take a PDF file (of a magazine) and produce an online version of it that does not require a PDF reader to view. [more inside]
What are some good resources for a ColdFusion programmer who's thinking about going to PHP? [more inside]
Open source software for a professional web design company. [more inside]
Is there an easy, preferably open source way of editing MySQL table contents? I was hoping for something which would let me use Excel (or OO Calc) to edit the live database. I need to search/replace many items in a poorly imported database. [more inside]
This is probably impossible but... Is there an open source client-server database that I can put on a shared Windows xp server without actually installing it? In other words simply copy up a bunch of files and have it work without going through a standard windows installation involving writing to the Registry etc... Actually i dont even care if its open source as long as it is small and relatively inexpensive. thanks in advance.
What's my role in the free/libre/open-source software movement? [more inside]
I've just received a fairly generous grant to create a clearinghouse for open source multi-media applications. What should I be thinking about now? [more inside]
Does anybody know of an open source buy\sell\exchange script similar to Hollywood Stock Exchange? Or for that matter any commercially available scripts?
I need to set up a community site that also has a Digg-like community news section, and am trying to find open source packages that will do the job. I looked at Pligg, but am wary of using it (reasons inside). I wonder if Drupal will work. Can you folks shed some light? [more inside]
I want to introduce a group of students to how open source software is localized (translated). What I am looking for is some software (preferebly cross platform) which uses text/po/mo files to store the text strings for each language. [more inside]
What are some good free/open-source Help Desk software solutions? [more inside]
What best open source software can I used to sell 10,000 paintings? [more inside]
How can I easily create web forms? [more inside]
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