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Looking for a DJing software, but found some too complicated and others hefty on the pocket? No worries, here is Mixxx. An open-source, free DJ software that punches in everything to perform live mixes to casual mixing in the house. Mixxx really has those perfect mix of tools for a rookie entering the DJ scene with minimal knowledge. Hot Cues, Looping Control, Cross-faders, Pitchers. You name it and its present in the User-friendly Interface of the software to get you started without breaking a sweat.

Marcin Jakubowski: Open-sourced blueprints for civilization

Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch. And that's only the first step in a project to write an instruction set for an entire self-sustaining village (starting cost: $10,000).

IntraHeath International remix of Youssou N’Dour’s “Wake Up”

Some time ago Intrahealth International released a special remix in honor of World Malaria Day. The project was put together by rapper Mopreme Shakur, brother of the late Tupac, and soon included ten tracks all being a remix of Youssou N'Dour's song "Wake up - It's Africa Calling". The purpose of the project was to address the most critical health issues in Africa by bringing greater awareness of and support for open source training/development for health workers across the continent.

To Hell with Johnny

In To Hell with Johnny, you find yourself having the worst of luck. Nothing goes right. First, you suffer a broken car. Second, a storm comes in an bombards you. To top it off, your girlfriend gets kidnapped by demons. So now you have to go ahead and rescue here; going through hell and encountering countless vile creatures. This is where your journey begins, as you attempt to rescue your girlfriend while fending off monsters that you encounter. The game is offered as a free download in both IndiePub and Michi . The former contains updated graphics and new creatures. The game can also be purchased if you want to go ahead and help out the developer.


Sintel is a next in a series of visually stunning and captivating short animation films initiated by the Blender Foundation. The previous - Big Buck Bunny and Elephant's Dream - have been a huge success and associated The Blender name and the Foundation itself with the highest quality animation worldwide. Sintel tells a story of a young girl on a long and dangerous quest to save her best friend, a baby dragon. With plenty of time to tell the story (this short is little over 14min - the longest of all three), the team had a chance to fully showcase both their creative and technical skills and the capabilities of their animation software, Blender. Fast action scenes, fires, landscapes & complicated facial features - all you could expect from a multimillion animation studio, but done by a small, international team of creators working on open source, free software with a budget of $550k.

KeePass Password Safe – open source password safety program

Want something that can protect your precious computer data? Then KeePass is the best one to turn to. It is a free and open source software that allows you to manage your passwords without any problem. The program helps you place all of your passwords in just one master disk and provide it with a master lock and key. All you need to do is remember a single password or use the disk key to have access to them. With technology ever evolving and hackers becoming much smarter, you need something that will help you keep all your sensitive information safe and accessible for you at the same time. KeePass might be the ideal software to help you with that.

Workrave – open source program that helps against repetitive strain injury

Want to minimize your risk of suffering RSI or repetitive strain injury? If so, this nifty tool could help save you from this problem. Workrave is a fun and very helpful tool that could help anybody who frequently does repetitive work like typing in front of the computer, to avoid any problems. The program works by reminding you to take micro pauses or breaks once in awhile. Workrave is a program that manages your breaks and even suggests things that you should do in order to promote better circulation and health as you work on your computer.

Warzone 2100 – open source real time strategy game

Want to play something that's more challenging than the usual shoot and kill? Warzone 2100 offers you a real time strategy and tactics game designed to make you think and destroy at the same time. Warzone 2100 was published by Eidos Interactive and developed by Pumpkin Studios. Originally, the game was released on a commercial status but by December 2004, much of the source code for the game was tagged with a GNU. Today, the title is a full open source game that you can download and enjoy right at the comfort of your own home. Take your wit and skills to help rebuild a new civilization for mankind or simply have fun blasting the enemy from beyond the gates.

Practical Open Source Software Exploration – Free Open Source Textbook

“Can Professors Teach Open Source?” The answer is a resounding yes. In fact, has written a book that work pretty much in the same way as any other open source software project – improvements, technically known as patches, are very much welcome. The textbook has a foreword by Greg DeKoenigsberg, a Senior Community Architect at Red Hat. He was the founder and first chairman of the Fedora Project Board, the governance body for the Fedora Project, an open source software project.