Open source is a methodology that promotes free redistribution and access to project's design and implementation details.

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Can somebody list the earliest public source-code repositories and when they opened? [closed]

Nowadays people only know github, some people know gitlab, some people know bitbucket (mercurial) but other than that people seem to have forgotten there were others as well. I know about freshmeat ...
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Show Plymouth Boot Screen failed

I am not getting proper information about how to solve this thing. I am using Centos 7 i've installed one open source called OpenERP. all services are running now. I have one issue i.e. ...
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automatically download latest stable tarball from sourceforge from command line?

I'd like to install a program from sourceforge sources. Is there a way to download the latest stable source from SourceForge? an example for ntopng would be very welcome.
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VoIP dialer for SIP

I have some Java, so am biased in that direction, but not overly so. None of the Java suggestions: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/16471795/sip-client-for-java ...
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Can a Linux distro be closed source?

According to the GPL licence, which is the one used by the Linux kernel, every modification in the source must be open source too. But, for example, if I create a new OS based on Linux, I develop my ...
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100% open source linux distro

Do 100% open source linux distro's exist? i.e. distros which contain absolutely no closed source components anywhere at all? Apparently distros like Ubuntu contains bits and pieces which are closed ...
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Why do some open-source Linux software packages costs? [closed]

I've been researching on Internet that open-source are free, but I found a bit contradicting fact that there are some packages which are commercial like this. I too have used some tools like ...
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Open source os for dlink dsl-2640u hw: c2

Can anybody tell me which wireless router firmware projects already supports dsl-2640u hw: c2? OpenWRT works as a router, but the WiFi does not. However I'd like to be able to use the wireless ...
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How to write software to compile with external libraries?

I want to code open source software with dependencies. I have skills in C/C++ and a minimum makefile knowledge. But im curious about coding this like ./configure && make stuff and how to ...
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What is the 't' folder?

I'm mainly a Windows guy, programming C#, but I often do use technologies that were intended for Linux machines like git, MySQL, perl scripts, memcached, php, etc... And therefore I am exposed to ...
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Open-Source Audio Playlist 'Standard'

I know there are quite a few types of audio/music playlists out in the wild. Are there any that are specifically approved as FLOSS? That is, are there are that are particularly encouraged by the ...
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How to start changing linux source code to make custom OS?

I am doing Under Graduation in CS Major, have medium level knowledge in C, C++, and Java and also learned some operating system concepts (as they are in my course syllabus). I have heard that we can ...
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Source code of original Netscape Navigator

Where is it possible to download the source code of the first open source browser Netscape Navigator released in about 1998? I already searched for it and wasn't able to find the original version of ...
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Where is best place to find sources of standard linux command line tools?

Into: I like learning by reading sources. But it's tiring of searching them across internet splited on many many different project sites. I'd love to see central browsable repo with sources of many ...
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How to solve “/usr/bin/ld: cannot -lodbcinst” problem during FreeTDS installation

I have installed unixodbc for Microsoft SQL Server support in Linux. I want to connect PHP on Linux to a MS SQL server. I tried to install FreeTDS opensource , but it gives me following error. ...
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is there an open source tool to measure cpu performance?

I have used many times ab for measuring web performance, hdparm for measuring hard disk performance and netperf for measuring network performance. But I didn't find any tools to measure cpu ...
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FreeBSD based routers

I am looking for a FreeBSD based wireless router to hack around it and also use it at home. I saw some listed on www.bsdrouter.org but those seem outdated. Can someone point me to such a ...
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How to make tree output only directories?

150 directories I can handle but 900 files is too many for a review. I've no manual entry for tree so maybe I can ask you if you know how to output only directories since files get too detailed? . ...
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Installing Aqua interface on Darwin

Is is possible to install the Aqua GUI on top of Darwin? I was researching this about a year and a half ago and I don't remember much about what I found out. I also was not the main person in charge ...
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Open source tool similar to MetadataTouch or metadata assistant?

I am looking for a tool that is open source and similar to metadata touch or metadata assistant. If there isn't one I may create one.
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Encountering this error /usr/bin/ld: final link failed: No space left on device

/usr/bin/ld: final link failed: No space left on device is the error coming when I'm trying to complie Open Source code project I have about 7GB free space over the Disk so I think that cannot be the ...
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Linux project work [closed]

I am a b.tech 2nd yr. student from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology - Allahabad. I am currently doing linux system administration course in this summer. I want to do a project work ...
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Learn Linux System Programming by doing projects [closed]

I have only a very basic idea about linux system programming. I have not done any real projects using linux system programming. In my current company I do system admin type work, but I am more ...
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Is there any Project Management FLOSS that has Resource leveling?

An explanation of what Resource leveling is.
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where to start open-source work? [closed]

This one got closed: freeBSD or linux or something else? But I have a sincere question here. I want to know from the pros what is better for a newbie to start working on. I want to learn/contribute. ...
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How do free software companies make money?

How do companies that provide free (as in beer) software make money? I'm thinking of things like Linux distros, as some even provide free overseas shipping!
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“free-as-in-speech” vs. "free-as-in-beer”

What is the difference between "free-as-in-speech" and "free-as-in-beer"?
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What makes Ubuntu not totally Free Software?

I heard that Ubuntu is not completely free (as in Freedom). What are the specific parts of Ubuntu that are not Free?
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OCR on Linux systems

I have always found OCR technology to be behind on open source systems. I've also watched the Ocropus project since its infancy. I've tried what I've heard is the best OCR engine available for ...
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Linux as a complete development platform?

I want to make my Fedora Linux capable of following : Use Linux for complete development platform without requiring any other OS installation but still able to build and test programs under ...