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These are full-featured open source software products, free as in beer and speech that I started to use recently.

 

 

 

1- REPLICANT – FULLY FREE ANDROID DISTRIBUTION

 

REPLICANT IS ENTIRELY FREE AND OPEN SOURCE DISTRIBUTIONS OF ANDROID ON SEVERAL DEVICES INCLUDING BOTH PHONES AND TABLETS. I HAVE INSTALLED IT ON AN OLDER NEXUS S. YOU CAN INSTALL APPS FROM F-DROID STORE A GPLV2 CLIENT APP THAT COMES CONFIGURED WITH A REPOSITORY HOSTING ONLY FREE AS IN FREEDOM APPLICATIONS.
Operating system : Linux/Android
Purpose : Free os for phone/tablets
Targets : User who wish to have a full control over the mobile phone with strong privacy settings
License : Apache License 2.0/GPL 2.0
Download url : replicant.us

2- OwnCloud – Dropbox alternative for cloud storage service

I was looking for an alternative to Dropbox to run cloud on my own server at home and office. This software is open source software, and it is self hosted. I don’t have to trust third party with my data. I found this software easy to install and quite useful. I started to use it for syncing files and other data. I have been using for couple of months and it has been proven reliable alternative to Dropbox. There are clients available for MS-Windows, OS X, Linux, and mobile apps for iOS and Android devices (or simply access data using the ownCloud web frontend).

 

Operating system : Cross-platform
Purpose : Cloud storage (Data synchronization)
Targets : Home users/IT departments/Sysadmins
License : AGPLv3
Download url : owncloud.org

 

3- Adminer – A lightweight and full-featured database management tool

Adminer is a full-featured database management tool written in PHP. Conversely to phpMyAdmin, it consists of a single file ready to deploy to the target server. Adminer is available for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MS SQL and Oracle. I usually install this for clients who are new to PostgreSQL/MySQL. The software acts as a drop-in-replacement for phpMyAdmin with a better user interface, better support for MySQL features, higher performance and more security.
Operating system : Cross-platform
Purpose : Database management
Targets : DBA/new users
License : Apache License or GPL 2
Download url : adminer.org

 

4-Angry IP scanner – ipscan tool

Nmap is an open source security tool for network exploration, security scanning and auditing. ipscan (Angry IP Scanner) is an alternative to nmap command. It is also an open-source and cross-platform network scanner designed to be fast and simple to use. It scans IP addresses and ports as well as has many other features.

Operating system : Cross-platform
Purpose : Network scanner
Targets : Sysadmin/Network administrators
License : GPL 2
Download url : angryip.org

 

5- DokuWiki – Create a personal wiki

DokuWiki is a simple to use and highly versatile open source wiki software that doesn’trequire a database. Easy to install on Linux or Unix-like operating systems with the following features:

  1. Ease of use and low system requirements.
  2. Built-in access control lists.
  3. Customization using large variety of extensions, plugins, and templates.
Operating system : Cross-platform
Purpose : Documentation
Targets : Wiki users.
License : GPL 2
Download url : dokuwiki.org

 

6- MediaGoblin – An alterative to Youtube/Flickr/Soundcloud
GNU MediaGoblin is free software, decentralized media publishing platform. You can host and share videos, music, and images using MediaGoblin. It is an alternative to major media-publishing services such as Flickr, deviantArt, YouTube, Soundcloud, etc. It is written in Python and SQL.

 

Operating system : Linux/OSX/MS-Windows
Purpose : Sharing many forms of digital media
Targets : Freedom respectful media sharing self-hosted service
License : AGPLv3/CC0
Download url : mediagoblin.org
7- Scrollout F1 – Create email firewall gateway
Scrollout F1 is easy to use and setup email firewall gateway system. It includes anti-spam and anti-virus protection for Microsoft Exchange, Postfix, Exim, Sendmail, Qmail and others. It runs on Debian and Ubuntu Linux operating systems. This is perfect software for filtering incoming messages and other features are as follows:
 
  1. TLS/SSL encryption with Perfect Forward Secrecy for SMTP & HTTPS
  2. Virus scanning and different Quarantine per domain
  3. Tagging and blocking SPAM at domain level
  4. Geographic filtering for Sender IP, Server IP, URL IP and TLDs
  5. Verifies incoming emails for DKIM and signs outgoing emails (2048 bits RSA)
  6. Protection against fake messages that appear to come from your domain or from yourself
  7. Protection against executable files, malicious content, scripts and more
  8. Protection against forged domains like (fake) yahoo.com, gmail.com etc.
  9. Whitelist and Blacklist
  10. Simple web interface for management

Operating system : Linux
Purpose : Firewall and anti-spam gateway for MS-Windows/Linux/Unix-like email servers
Targets : Sysadmin
License : GPL
Download url : scrolloutf1.com

 

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