The goal of the Open Source Software Directory is to collect the best and most promising open source and free software available on the Internet. The focus is on end-user programs for home users and small & medium businesses. In addition, it contains applications for software developers and system administrators.
Some requirements for inclusion are: the software must be released under an Open Source Initiative (OSI) approved open source license, the software must be stable or a stable release is expected in the near future, there must be some sign of activity (if a project is dead it will not be included) and last but not least there must be a public website to download the source code from.
Open source software is software of which the source code is made available to users and developers. Source code is the text that programmers write. Open source software is usually developed by people who work together on the internet.
More information about open source software can be found on this page of Wikipedia.
Advantages of the Open Source Software Directory are:
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Checked for dead links: added and removed a few applications. Aligned the menu items of the right mobile menu to the right.
Added and removed a few applications, checked for dead links and re-added the search icon.
Added 30 new applications, removed 15 applications and answered my e-mail. Added the section 'Last added' to the homepage of the mobile version of the website.
Restructured the CSS code of the left menu, added some new software and checked all external links. This website will now go in maintenance mode. I will check the email box every few weeks.
Rebuild the website with Bootstrap to make the website responsive. Also upgraded to the latest version of CodeIgniter. In the coming weeks I will add some more new applications.
Checked all the links, removed 436 unmaintained or outdated applications and added 40 new ones.
Implemented a completely new design (designed by StudioBont), cleaned up the database, validated the links and answered my e-mails ;-). IE7, IE8 and IE9 are not supported anymore.
Filled the website up to 1000 applications, chose a new font, removed the bullets in the left menu, added a gradient effect to the background and the birds in the footer got a green field to land on.
Added 40 new applications, removed 10 applications, re-added the Facebook and Twitter buttons, polished the design, removed Java as an operating system and renamed UNIX to FreeBSD.
The third version of the Open Source Software Directory has been released today! The website has been redesigned by StudioBont and it's now possible to rate a program. Two new menu items have been added: 'Most popular' and 'Last added'.
The website got a new logo and banner designed by graphic designer Jasper Wolters. The categories have been divided into four sections and it is now possible to bookmark a subcategory. Besides these changes many small issues have been resolved.
The final version of the Open Source Software Directory has been launched today!
The site got a new colour theme and a few hundred applications were added. Several bugs have been fixed.
The beta version of the Open Source Software Directory has been released today. The goal of the beta period is to process users' feedback and to add more applications.