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Free and Open Source Software Resources

This page contains a partial list of some useful resources relating to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

General Information
The Free Software Foundationhttp://www.gnu.org/
The Open Source Initiativehttp://www.opensource.org/
United Nations International Open Source Networkhttp://www.iosn.net/
FOSS for Windows
The OpenCDhttp://www.theopencd.org/
GNU Win II + Bonushttp://gnuwin.epfl.ch/
GNU Software for Windowshttp://www.gnusoftware.com/
Open Source software CDhttp://pmw.myip.org/oss/
Repositories of FOSS
SourceForgehttp://sf.net/
FreshMeathttp://freshmeat.net/
Ibiblio's Linux Archive (formerly MetaLab)http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/
Linux (The FOSS operating system)http://www.linux.org/
Linux Distribution Watch (This site contains an extensive list of Linux distributions, including features and download links.)http://distrowatch.com/
Knoppix Bootable Linux live CD (This CD allows you to boot into a Linux environment without installing anything, or making any changes to your existing operating system.)http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/
Impi Linux (A purely South African distribution of Linux.)http://www.impi.org.za/
Ubuntu Linux (Another South African distribution of Linu)http://www.ubuntulinux.org/
RULE (Run Up-to-date Linux Everywhere) This is a very light distribution of Linux designed to run on old hardware.http://www.rule-project.org/
FOSS in Africa
SA National Advisory Council on Innovation: Open Software Working Grouphttp://www.naci.org.za/
Open Source Software in Government (SA)http://www.oss.gov.za/
FOSS in Operations Research
COIN ORhttp://www.coin-or.org/
GNU Linear Programming Kithttp://www.gnu.org/software/glpk/glpk.html
IBM Optimization Solutions and Libraryhttp://www-306.ibm.com/software/data/bi/osl/index.html

If you find any broken links, or would like to suggest additional links, please email Neil Manson .

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