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Interesting OpenSource Projects

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
Introduction
• OpenSource – not just Linux
• Standard Linux distro contains hundreds
of different OpenSource projects
• OpenSource – not just Linux (different
context…)
• There are OpenSource projects for almost
every platform
• Purpose – Show the diversity of
OpenSource projects
.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
Typical Project
• Today, most projects are company funded
• Many start-ups go the open-source way
• Usually offer the product in OpenSource,
and earn by support or premium version
• Development is done with online
collaboration tools
• SourceForge.net – more than 150K
projects
.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
?Professional Publisher

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
Scribus
• No, it’s the OpenSource project “Scribus”
• Runs on Linux, Windows, Mac, OS/2
• http://www.scribus.net

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
?Expensive Operator

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
• No, It’s just Asterisk, the OpenSource telephony
platform
• Fully supports VOIP
• Supports Legacy lines through extension cards
• Supports Inter-operator communications
• Has all the modern PXB capabilities
• Even has a web GUI
• http://www.asterisk.org/

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
?VPN & SSL-VPN Integration

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
OpenVPN / SSL Explorer
• No, just OpenVPN and SSL Explorer
• OpenVPN provides a compete VPN solution
• Includes even a Windows and PocketPC client
• SSL Explorer – SSL VPN Solution – tunneling,
applications, web forwarding and more, only by
using a standard browser
• http://openvpn.net, http://www.3sp.com

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
?Junk

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
• No, it’s a complete NAS server
• Support CIFS/NFS
• Supports even iSCSI and RSYNC
• Only needs a 32MB Flash
• Has a fancy web interface
• http://www.freenas.org

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
?Closed PVR

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
• No, just mythTV
• Full featured PVR – Full “Live-TV”
• Can download guides automatically
• Shows online content
• Automatic commercial detection/skipping
• http://www.mythtv.org

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
NIH Syndrome
• NIH (“Not Invented Here”) - Write a
custom solution instead of using a ready-
made one
• OpenSource – The medicine for NIH
• A quick browse in SourceForge can give a
solution or ideas

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
About Flowsoft
• 10 years of experience in Linux and
OpenSource
• Both integration projects and programming
projects using OpenSource tools
• contact@flowsoft.co.il

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
!Thank you

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
Interesting OpenSource Projects

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
Introduction
• OpenSource – not just Linux
• Standard Linux distro contains hundreds
of different OpenSource projects
• OpenSource – not just Linux (different
context…)
• There are OpenSource projects for almost
every platform
• Purpose – Show the diversity of
OpenSource projects
.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
Typical Project
• Today, most projects are company funded
• Many start-ups go the open-source way
• Usually offer the product in OpenSource,
and earn by support or premium version
• Development is done with online
collaboration tools
• SourceForge.net – more than 150K
projects
.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
?Professional Publisher

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
Scribus
• No, it’s the OpenSource project “Scribus”
• Runs on Linux, Windows, Mac, OS/2
• http://www.scribus.net

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
?Expensive Operator

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
• No, It’s just Asterisk, the OpenSource telephony
platform
• Fully supports VOIP
• Supports Legacy lines through extension cards
• Supports Inter-operator communications
• Has all the modern PXB capabilities
• Even has a web GUI
• http://www.asterisk.org/

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
?VPN & SSL-VPN Integration

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
OpenVPN / SSL Explorer
• No, just OpenVPN and SSL Explorer
• OpenVPN provides a compete VPN solution
• Includes even a Windows and PocketPC client
• SSL Explorer – SSL VPN Solution – tunneling,
applications, web forwarding and more, only by
using a standard browser
• http://openvpn.net, http://www.3sp.com

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
?Junk

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
• No, it’s a complete NAS server
• Support CIFS/NFS
• Supports even iSCSI and RSYNC
• Only needs a 32MB Flash
• Has a fancy web interface
• http://www.freenas.org

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
?Closed PVR

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
• No, just mythTV
• Full featured PVR – Full “Live-TV”
• Can download guides automatically
• Shows online content
• Automatic commercial detection/skipping
• http://www.mythtv.org

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
NIH Syndrome
• NIH (“Not Invented Here”) - Write a
custom solution instead of using a ready-
made one
• OpenSource – The medicine for NIH
• A quick browse in SourceForge can give a
solution or ideas

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
About Flowsoft
• 10 years of experience in Linux and
OpenSource
• Both integration projects and programming
projects using OpenSource tools
• contact@flowsoft.co.il

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD
!Thank you

.Amnon Nessim, Flowsoft LTD