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urban development making a difference with open source?

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.
posted by parmanparman on Jul 26, 2014 - 3 answers

Like a library but with sign-out fees.

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]
posted by talkingmuffin on Feb 12, 2014 - 4 answers

Google-free web experience?

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?
posted by deathpanels on Nov 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Open Source Accounting Software

I am looking for a good, professional quality Open Source accounting software written either in C# (1st preference) or VB.NET. [more inside]
posted by inquisitive on Mar 12, 2012 - 3 answers

DBA versus Developer as 35-year-old

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]
posted by ElisaOS on Oct 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Need some good FLOSS fund nominee's.

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.
posted by Chamunks on Jul 31, 2011 - 4 answers

Motion Detection for Video Files

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.
posted by Juffo-Wup on Apr 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Help my find a Smartphone for my Linux addicted dad?

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]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Dec 2, 2010 - 17 answers

Small restaurant software?

Looking for software for small cafe/restaurant: POSS, food costs, membership, ordering [more inside]
posted by carolekorea on Nov 2, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I help in a specific GIMP effort.

How can I contribute to the efforts of GIMP being able to open a 16 bit image? [more inside]
posted by figTree on Aug 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Can Collective Access check out items?

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]
posted by Foam Pants on Jun 23, 2010 - 1 answer

JBoss 5.1 upgrade

Anyone have tips on upgrading JBoss 4.2 to 5.1? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on Mar 19, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me keep in touch with another side of my geekness?

Are there any blogs about open-source hardware/software products? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Mar 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Hot or Not for project proposals

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]
posted by flug on Feb 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Good WinXP sound recorder for bad eyes?

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]
posted by de void on Jun 29, 2009 - 8 answers

Large scale use of Linux on the desktop in organizations?

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]
posted by thewalrus on Apr 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Finding an open-source programmer?

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]
posted by liquado on Apr 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Open Source Kindle?

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.
posted by samchase on Mar 10, 2009 - 13 answers

How to capture Polycom video stream

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....
posted by purenitrous on Feb 25, 2009 - 0 answers

economic logistics of open source?

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]
posted by figTree on Jan 2, 2009 - 20 answers

GooglePhoneFilter: I got Blackberry in my iPhone!

CanadaCellphoneFilter: How can I use a Google G1 Android phone on Canada's Telus network? [more inside]
posted by mrmcsurly on Dec 17, 2008 - 6 answers

What's the best open source search engine?

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,
posted by seeminglee on Aug 26, 2008 - 6 answers

What CMS does BNET.COM use? What CMS is similar?

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....
posted by omidius on Aug 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Wiki or CMS that will work for this?

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]
posted by andrewzipp on Jul 11, 2008 - 9 answers

Free and Easy Open Source Accounting Software Recommendations?

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?
posted by franklen on Apr 22, 2008 - 3 answers

Opensource Wiki Software

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]
posted by spinko on Apr 20, 2008 - 6 answers

Librivox Recommendations?

FavoriteLibrivox books? [more inside]
posted by prettyboyfloyd on Dec 19, 2007 - 15 answers

Open source spreadsheets for the excel-challenged

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]
posted by cameron.case on Dec 18, 2007 - 5 answers

open source program for rotating signups?

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]
posted by apark on Dec 12, 2007 - 10 answers

Open Source Event Management Software?

Are there any good, open source event management software packages available? [more inside]
posted by breaks the guidelines? on Oct 26, 2007 - 1 answer

Best Desktop Email?

Recommended Open-Source Desktop Email Client? [more inside]
posted by jjsonp on Oct 18, 2007 - 14 answers

Is there an open course codebase similar to ... Ask Metafilter?

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.
posted by clango on Oct 15, 2007 - 7 answers

I have a half-baked idea

Are there any websites or online communities in which people submit their 'ideas' for public use? [more inside]
posted by wolfsleepy on Oct 9, 2007 - 13 answers

Where can I find statistics about open source software?

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?
posted by jackofsaxons on Sep 3, 2007 - 4 answers

open source, real-time, video streaming?

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.
posted by gen on Aug 26, 2007 - 3 answers

Where is the software to convert a PDF

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]
posted by ajbattrick on Jun 1, 2007 - 5 answers

Latecomer to Open Source Programming

What are some good resources for a ColdFusion programmer who's thinking about going to PHP? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Apr 20, 2007 - 12 answers

Open source software for design company

Open source software for a professional web design company. [more inside]
posted by spinko on Apr 13, 2007 - 33 answers

How to easily search/replace in MySQL database?

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]
posted by Yavsy on Feb 6, 2007 - 10 answers

Client Server Database

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.
posted by rhcclark on Jan 30, 2007 - 13 answers

I'm FLOSSing everyday

What's my role in the free/libre/open-source software movement? [more inside]
posted by RockyChrysler on Dec 6, 2006 - 8 answers

open source media art website: go!

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]
posted by slipperywhenwet on Nov 27, 2006 - 5 answers

HSX Clone Script?

Does anybody know of an open source buy\sell\exchange script similar to Hollywood Stock Exchange? Or for that matter any commercially available scripts?
posted by bleucube on Nov 7, 2006 - 2 answers

Setting up a digg-like feature

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]
posted by madman on Nov 7, 2006 - 1 answer

Introduction to Open Source lsoftware localization

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]
posted by eatmytag on Oct 4, 2006 - 7 answers

What are some good free/open-source Help Desk software solutions?

What are some good free/open-source Help Desk software solutions? [more inside]
posted by thefreek on Aug 28, 2006 - 2 answers

Need to sell my art, what software do I use?

What best open source software can I used to sell 10,000 paintings? [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Jul 29, 2006 - 1 answer

Good form.

How can I easily create web forms? [more inside]
posted by aisforal on May 26, 2006 - 3 answers

Are there any open-source typing tests?

Are there any polished open-source typing tests, either for Windows, or as a web app?
posted by Jairus on Jan 31, 2006 - 5 answers

Defensive patents for free and open source software

Defensive patents for free and open source software: can I bind a specific type of license with a patent ? [more inside]
posted by a007r on Jan 11, 2006 - 5 answers

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