Why isn't there an open source Mars Lander? The Phoenix Lander cost a Bunch'O'Money. How cheaply could it be done without NASA involved?
How can I set up the virtual server environment I want, using as much open source and as little proprietary software as possible? [more inside]
I'm looking for advice on how best to begin an Open Source web application project. [more inside]
I've taxed myself with saving the company money with clever use of smoke, mirrors, and computers! One of the things I'd like to replace is our proprietary intranet site that is costing us at least $5000 a year. I'd to go with something Open Source that we can manage ourselves. What do You think will meet our needs? And how can we use our Intranet better? [more inside]
Is there any good, free UNIX/Linux software you can suggest for keeping a searchable index of removable media? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations on a Web-based system for managing class registrations, preferably one that's open source. [more inside]
Should I rename my Open Source project because someone owning a trademark with the same name wants me to? [more inside]
This Cnet article got me thinking. I work as a Business Analyst, and as part of my job I do a lot of QA, requirements gathering and refining, user documentation, and other things. Is this a skill set that would be useful to any open source projects? When I've looked in the past, it's seemed like mainly people were looking for coders and testers. It seems like a great way to do some volunteer work and learn new technology and methodologies (different SDLC models, for instance), but I don't know if middle men like me have a place in the open source world.
Is there a solution for producing highly formatted documents programmatically, that is an alternative to ReportLab? [more inside]
Best open-source CMS for a single user? [more inside]
Is there a program that will automatically take scans of pages that contain text and images and then extract the images and place them in separate files? Open source would be best. [more inside]
A plea for help in installing/running a seemingly simple open-source program on a Windows box. [more inside]
Article about "efficiency" software that ended up taking over somebody's life? Very interesting read but I can't recall the keywords. [more inside]
Looking for alternatives to Keynote, a hierarchical note taking and outlining editor for Windows that is no longer under development. [more inside]
Can anyone suggest a good, relatively simple open-source or low-cost file/client management program suitable for use by a small law firm? The software should be able to schedule/calendar, manage documents, track tasks/to-dos, and associate all of these things according to particular clients/matters. Something that syncs between machines is a definite plus, as is something that isn't a resource hog. We manage the accounting side separately, so that needn't be a component. [more inside]
My friend wants to create a website that promotes political awareness by tracking congressional legislation, letting users discuss and vote on bills, and monitoring the votes of their politicians. Does a website like this already exist, and if not, how do we launch it as open source, but keep the user data (e.g. login information, profiles) private, like LiveJournal, SourceForge, Connotea, Reddit, and Wikipedia? [more inside]
Does there exist a web-based tool that tracks open source projects and informs subscribers (by email, RSS etc.) about major developments, e.g. when they release version 1.0? [more inside]
I need an "Online Generic Card Game Simulator" program (my term). I don't think what I want exists, but I don't know how to verify this, or more importantly, how to go about making one for myself. [more inside]
Looking for a recommendation for a free / open source script or application to batch capture/process screen shots of web sites, ideally from a list of urls. [more inside]
What are the best embedded open source/free audio/video players? [more inside]
Which mobile phone OS will work the best for my needs and can be easily expanded with free software? [more inside]
What is a good open-source project to get involved in? [more inside]
Is there an open source equivalent to Adobe Creative Suite CS3 for Windows that you're happy with?
Naming Filter: Hive mind, please help us name our open source OS X media center application! [more inside]
I have an idea for a cool (though not very utilitarian) open source app, but I have zero programming experience beyond some very elementary applescript. Can I still suggest the program on a site like sourceforge.net and still have "ownership" of the project? Not for profit, but just to guide its development.
How should an open source project deal with someone misappropriating its code for profit? [more inside]
What open-source project should I work on? Or how do I find one? [more inside]
Can you think of examples of large or important software systems built with well-known open source components? I could use them in the introduction of a paper that I'm writing. [more inside]
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]
Disadvantages working with Open Source PHP Software in a WIMP environment? [more inside]
As a hobby photographer, I'm playing with the idea of putting my large industrial decay photo collection on a CC license. Should I? [more inside]
Looking for free online classified ad software/web application similar to Craigslist, etc. that I can host myself. [more inside]
Simple e-commerce solutions. I have a fully built site, with individual webpages pointing to specific product items. I simply want to add a backend shopping cart functionality that resides on the server, without relying on PayPal. Whats the best opensource solution that allows me to pass a variable (ie, add a "Buy This" button to already-designed pages) to a shopping cart php function (inventory isn't necessary at this point) and allowing checkout/payment? [more inside]
Help me persuade a small philosopher's 'circle' to use the Philosopher's Research Network to distribute papers given at our annual meeting.
Help me persuade a small philosopher's 'circle' to use the Philosopher's Research Network to distribute papers given at our annual meeting. [more inside]
I saw a presentation given with Apple's Keynote in which the text that accompanied each slide was not shown on the overhead projector, but was visible on the laptop used by the presenter. How do I do that? And bonus points if you can tell me how to do that with open office, a pdf file, or some other non-keynote piece of software. [more inside]
How do things change (or do they change) when an IT conference is attended by 50% women? [more inside]
Where can I find a graphic/web designer to volunteer some help for an open source project? [more inside]
Where to find good, flexible open source strip chart software? [more inside]
How should government change the way it provides services in response to the technological revolution happening around us? [more inside]
Webhost takes down open source project website in response to legal threat from small company with similar name, similar product. What can be done? [more inside]
Replacement for Office that can read Vista files? [more inside]
I would like to write my own HTML/CSS editor. What would be the best way to go about it? (more inside) [more inside]
I am looking for a web-based database application that I can run on my own servers. [more inside]
Gcompris on osx? [more inside]
Help me remember how to play A-Train! I downloaded FreeTrain, but don't remember how to play it.
Who provides the best Open Source video editing? [more inside]
I love the whole Linux idea from start to finish. I've been using it for a year now, full time, and I want to go deeper. How do I contribute? [more inside]
How do I create a table of contents for a PDF file that is composed of a variety of different source documents?
How do I create a table of contents for a PDF file that is composed of a variety of different source documents? Open source/free software or methods are best. [more inside]
What is the best free substitute for Stata? [more inside]
A family member is working on a development project in Africa which will involve setting up a database of patient records in rural medical clinics. There are some cheap computers out there now, but only a few solutions consider the cost and unreliability of power in such regions. He also needs something which runs a standard operating system, so the OLPC computer isn't right. The best I've found so far is the Inveneo project, which was actually designed with such communities in mind. I'm wondering if there are any other solutions that MeFi community members might know of which are comparable to the one offered by Inveneo? [more inside]