Open Source Software

StMU Resources | Open Source Software Directory


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Open Source Initiative logo What is Open Source?
Open Source (OS) refers to a set of principles & practices that govern the writing & distribution of software that has been licensed to the public for free. The most significant features of this type of software is that:

  • the source code of an open source software product is openly available and accessible to other software developers; and
  • it’s FREE for you to use and pass on to your friends, fellow student & colleagues.

The Open Source logo above is the property of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). An organization headquartered Palo Alto, California, United States, OSI is an organization dedicated to promoting open-source software. The logo above is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0). You are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) & adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially) this logo according to the OSI Logo Usage Guidlines.

Software Index


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Apache | Extensions Repositorysoftware extensions/pluginsApache
Apache | Templates Repositorydocument templatesApache
LibreOffice | Extensions Repositorysoftware extensions/
LibreOffice | Templates Repositorydocument
Pencil Project | Stencils RepositorydiagrammingPencil
Stencils Download PagediagrammingPencil Project; Visio;
Comparison of 3D Computer Graphics Softwaregraphics editingWikipedia
Comparison of Computer Algebra Systemscomputer algebra systemsWikipedia
Comparison of Numerical Analysis Softwarenumerical analysis softwareWikipedia
Comparison of Reference Management Softwarereference managementWikipedia
Comparison of Screencasting Software>screencastingWikipedia
Comparison of Statistical Packagesstatistical analysis softwareWikipedia
Comparison of Video Editing Softwarevideo editingWikipedia
Free Software Directory (FSD)open source softwareFree Software Foundation
List of PDF softwarePDF printer/creatorWikipedia
List of Screenwriting SoftwarescreenwritingWikipedia
List of Office Suitesoffice suitesWikipedia
Open Source as Alternative (OSALT)open source
Reference Manager Features Comparisonreference managementUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
SourceForgeopen source
Text Editor Comparisonstext editor / source code editorWikipedia
Comparison of Desktop Publishing Softwaredesktop publishingWikipedia
List of desktop Desktop Publishing Softwaredesktop publishingWikipedia
List of PDF SoftwarePDF printer/creatorWikipedia
Comparison of HTML EditorsHTML editorWikipedia
Comparison of Video Player Softwaremedia playerWikipedia

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