Anyone had success with the micropledge.com funding service?
I'm curious to know if anyone has had success funding a project (or having a project funded) through micropledge.com.
posted by arathorn
on Aug 15, 2007 -
Whole-room voice control of lights using open-source software. Can it be done? Has it been done? [more inside]
posted by ArbiterOne
on Jul 24, 2007 -
I'm looking for an open source MP3 (or OGG) player for creation of educational listening drills. Must be portable, and flexible for creation, editing, burning of playlists and queues -- details on its use in here... [more inside]
posted by Alabaster
on Jun 14, 2007 -
Has anybody already done the work of configuring GnuCash for an Australian small business? If so, what's involved in electronic submission of a BAS, and is there an easy way to transfer records to an accountant who thinks QuickBooks is the Only Thing? No more inside.
posted by flabdablet
on Jun 13, 2007 -
Is OLAP my answer? Someone on a stats listserve I subscribe to mentioned OLAP in passing as an approach for managing lots of smaller data tables in a sane/integrated way. I've tried googling around and reading the info on various OLAP/BI project pages. I've since looked briefly at the Pentaho suite
(Mondrian, and what was Kettle et al), JasperIntelligence
, and Palo OLAP
only because I'm not quite that technically adept to see for sure how they work and whether these types of applications do what I want them to, given that I'm not coming from what I imagine a "typical" BI user's perspective/needs might be. At this point, my head is spinning a bit. [more inside]
posted by shelbaroo
on Jun 11, 2007 -
Does anyone know of similar online solution to Google Notebook that one can host on their own servers? I use Google Notebook every day to archive notes and web clips, but I would like to keep my information secure, private, and under my control. [more inside]
posted by DerekTheGeek
on May 31, 2007 -
Anyone know of any good open source packages for WAP / WML traffic analysis / analytics? [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar
on May 23, 2007 -
I want a fully-featured instant messaging system (not just the client, and with support for webcams, etc.) that is open source. Ideally I would like to find one that exists, but I am willing to look into starting one. Any suggestions or advice for what to look at and/or how to go about it is welcome. [more inside]
posted by d7415
on Feb 6, 2007 -
Do open-source/out-of-copyright language textbooks exist? If yes, how would one go about locating/identifying them? [more inside]
posted by jak68
on Jan 21, 2007 -
I have a Garmin GPS unit, I would very much like to get some maps on it. [more inside]
posted by quin
on Dec 26, 2006 -
I'm looking for a free (or nearly) solution for storing an existing list of media contacts. [more inside]
posted by Pacrand
on Dec 14, 2006 -
I run a web design company, and want to set up a website based chat client so I can see when someone is perusing my site and pop up a chat window to help them with any questions... [more inside]
posted by wile e
on Dec 3, 2006 -
Awhile ago I found a link to an RSS reader called Good News on this site. It was fun while I had it, but thanks to a reformat due to overly gregarious bluescreens, I lost the installer. It's one of those independent open source thingers with an address buried deep on a personal website, if I remember right, and its name is making it impossible to search for. Could anyone help me find it again?
posted by saysthis
on Nov 21, 2006 -
Are collaborative open-source projects (e.g. Wikipedia) inherently more wasteful of resources than their commercial competitors (e.g. Britannica)? I believe there might be [more inside]
posted by roofus
on Nov 9, 2006 -
DoesThisWebsiteExistFilter: Are there any sites that have downloadable sets of data in easily-parseable formats? For example, a list of all US presidents? Or the name of every country's capital? And then have the data available in different formats (XML, CSV, or an on-the-fly generated SQL Insert query)? [more inside]
posted by slater
on Oct 30, 2006 -
I'm looking to build a site that allows its users to submit and/or search pricing and availability information for "widgets" at local brick and mortar retail stores.
The model I have in mind would be similar to the user-supported gas price sites that popped up about a year ago, in which people entered what they paid for what type of gas, and other users then could type in a zip code and see the best prices near them.
So, being a non-programmer (but willing to learn through trial and error), what language/framework/open-source code do I use to build this? [more inside]
posted by pjhagop
on Oct 11, 2006 -
I've just gotten an open source project off the ground and am wondering about respectable ways to get the word out. [more inside]
posted by ephemerae
on Sep 28, 2006 -
I'm looking for examples of open source projects that were funded in advance by contributions and pledges from interested users. [more inside]
posted by alms
on Sep 14, 2006 -
A while back I stumbled across an "open source" band, an umbrella name that allowed anyone to perform as that band, but I cannot for the life of me remember it. I think it was primarily an experimental noise act, but at this point I can't be sure. Please, Metafilter, help me find it!
posted by botono9
on Aug 8, 2006 -
Should I finally join ASCAP, despite my misgivings about copyright, the music-licensing industry, and certain practices by ASCAP and similar orgs? Yes, the cash would make a real difference for me, given the way ASCAP handles my genre and given my low income overall.
posted by anonymous
on Jul 18, 2006 -
My girlfriend handles registrations for swim lessons, and it's a very time-consuming, badly-executed process. I told her that an online implementation of her forms, class rosters, and maybe even payments would simplify the process. Guess who gets to make this happen? (And needs your help to figure out how!) [more inside]
posted by SuperNova
on Jul 9, 2006 -
Say I was using a Web Content Management System that was covered under the GPL. If I made lots of modifications to the CMS, but only used it for my own site - do I need to provide my modified CMS to the public to download? I'm debating this with a friend - I thought it was only if you are planning to redistribute
the software to others, but now I'm wondering - and certainly don't want to a afoul of the GPL.
posted by Dag Maggot
on Jun 27, 2006 -
Does anyone know of any good free or cheap online contact management software? I would like to keep track of when i have talked to a certain contact and possibly as Rss feed or email reminder system to remind me to follow up with contacts.
posted by Bjkokenos
on Jun 11, 2006 -
I am not a programmer. I just know basic html and I design web sites in Front Page using tables. That's it. So, the question is, is there some sort of open source...thing...that will allow me to make a web site like myspace, such that members of a certain group of people will be able to come there and each sign up for an account, and make their own user page, and link to each other as they wish? [more inside]
posted by light bulb
on May 6, 2006 -
What type of open source software should I use to disseminate information I have collected over the years?
I have a HUGE series of links on a topic that I would like to start sharing with friends and the net as a whole. I am having trouble deciding what to use to post it: CMS (like PHPNuke or Joomla), Wiki, Blog (like WordPress or MT), or just a bookmark manager (like SiteBar). [more inside]
posted by JLobster
on Mar 15, 2006 -
Does anyone know where I can find REALLY BASIC guides for using (not installing) FCKeditor and PHPlist?
posted by zharptitsa
on Mar 5, 2006 -
I've been searching for a while now and it seems to me that BlackBerry is very limited when it comes to programs. I also have a distaste for how it differs from Outlook. I'm starting to wish I had purchased something more compatible with Windows software. From my understanding, there is a void of any BlackBerry opensource software? I'm a student so don't have the cash to buy overpriced programs. If anyone knows of anything that might work with BlackBerry, I would appreciate suggestions. I'm on the 7250.
posted by Knigel
on Feb 24, 2006 -
Looking for a macro program or method that captures and pastes text among different browser windows? [more inside]
posted by Fishing Nut
on Jan 26, 2006 -
How do I convince someone to fully "hand over" (to the public, not to me specificallY) a now dead, open source but not totally "open licensed" project. Furthermore, how do I find people who might want to work on its revival? [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Dec 29, 2005 -
OSCommerceFilter: I need to find a new ecommerce site package for a small business client. OSCommerce has been fun, and that whole open source terrain is a real kick, but security problems have become serious, and it's time to consider something else. [more inside]
posted by ValveAnnex
on Dec 18, 2005 -