Thirty Days of Thanks – Open Source Software

Open Source SoftwareImagine a world where you get up in the morning and enjoy a hot shower in a free house.  Get in a free car to go to work. Drive through Starbucks and get a free coffee. Eat lunch for free and then grab your free dinner on the way home.

Woah! That’s a lot of free and who doesn’t love free! This is the life of developers and companies using open source software. No high priced licensing fees or nickel and dimed software updates. Just plain free.

We love open source software. We live and breathe open source. Open source employs us and thousands of others.

Today we will thank the many individuals and companies that provide us with fantastic software products like PHP, Python, MySQL, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Storme!

So raise your beer (or wine) and let’s celebrate open source software!

Here are some of the fantastic open source products available to you for free:

Open Source APIs
Facebook – http://developers.facebook.com/
Twitter – http://apiwiki.twitter.com/
Delicious – http://delicious.com/help/api
Google – maps, reader http://code.google.com/apis/gdata/docs/directory.html
Yahoo – maps, traffic, weather http://developer.yahoo.com/everything.html
Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/services/api/
Picassa – http://code.google.com/apis/picasaweb/docs/2.0/developers_guide_protocol.html
YouTube – http://code.google.com/apis/youtube/overview.html
Basecamp, Highrise, Campfire – http://developer.37signals.com/

Open Source CMS, Blogs, Forums
Wordpress – http://wordpress.org/
Drupal – http://drupal.org/
Plone – http://plone.org/
Vanilla Forums – http://vanillaforums.org/
TypePad Motion – http://www.typepad.com/go/motion/
Joomla – http://www.joomla.org/
Expression Engine – http://expressionengine.com/

Open Source Development Languages
Python – http://www.python.org/
Python Package Index – http://pypi.python.org/pypi
PHP – http://php.net/index.php
JQuery – http://jquery.com/
Google GO – http://golang.org/
Java – http://java.sun.com/
JavaScript – https://developer.mozilla.org/en/JavaScript

Open Source Databases
MySQL – http://www.mysql.com/
Postgres – http://www.postgresql.org/
SQL Lite – http://www.sqlite.org/

Open Source Database/HTTP caching tools
Memcached – http://memcached.org/
Squid – http://www.squid-cache.org/

Open Source HTTP Daemons
Apache – http://www.apache.org/
LiteHTTPd – http://www.lighttpd.net/

Open Source FTP Applications
FileZilla – http://filezilla-project.org/
FireFTP – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/684

Open Source Image Editing
GIMP – http://www.gimp.org/

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    From Kerry Gayle:

    Wow. That's a whole lotta free.

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    From happykatie:

    YOWZAH!! Great resource post – thanks Glenbot!!!

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