What is Open Source ?
A definition of Open Source software can be found at the Open Source Initiative.
Freeware is not necessarily Open Source. You can read the definition of free here at wikipedia. So a large portion of Freeware is “Free as in beer” not “Free as in speech”.
Where ever possible we try to use Open Source products.
Some links on different Licences
Open Source Products we recommend:
GNU/Linux Operating System
BSD Operating System
- FreeBSD - Desktop / Server OS
- OpenBSD - Most Secure OS
- NetBSD - Good for embedded systems
- FreeNAS - File Server
- PFSense - Firewall
Libre Office Cross platform Office Suite
Ansible IT Automation
Puppet IT Automation
SQLite Simple SQL Database
Maria DB SQL Database forked from mySQL
Postgres DB SQL Database
Git Version Control
Nagios Systems Monitoring
- Icinga Fork of Nagios which fixes some problems
Monit Systems Monitoring
Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana for logging
RT Ticketing System based on email flow
Dia Cross platform Diagram Creator