Discover 5 free software projects that you can support with Flattr

Flattr FOSS LogoThe Free Software community is not only composed of software projects, so this month I’ll include two projects whose goal is not to develop software (at least not directly).

  1. Dizzy.js (Flattr link) is a small javascript application to build nice animated presentations like those of Prezi.com but instead of being Flash-based, they combine SVG (for the content) and javascript (for the animations/transitions). JessyInk is similar but doesn’t use Flattr.
  2. AdBlock for Google Chrome (Flattr link) is the famous extension used to hide all the advertisements on the web.
  3. The Chakra Project (Flattr link) is an Arch Linux derivative focusing on KDE. They are also experimenting with an “Half Rolling Release” meaning that the core/base packages are only updated from time to time once they are know to be stable while the rest is frequently updated.
  4. TuxFamily (Flattr link) is a non-profit organization providing (free) hosting services to Free Software projects. Web hosting of course (with PHP/MySQL/PostgreSQL to be able to run various web applications) but also VCS repositories, mailing lists, DNS and plain email accounts.
  5. pdfreaders.org (Flattr link) is a not a software but a campaign organized by the Free Software Fundation Europe to stop promoting Adobe’s PDF reader on government websites. Instead they are encouraging people to put a link to this website promoting open-source PDF readers.

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Discover 5 free software that you can support with Flattr

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  1. The Board (Flattr link) is a sort of digital scrapbook. You can quickly paste and mix notes, pictures, videos, audio recording, … all on virtual pages. The result is very nice and it’s a GNOME application.
  2. Knights (Flattr link) is a chess game for KDE. It’s nice to see some KDE applications on Flattr!
  3. Syncany (Flattr link) is dropbox-like service (file synchronization between multiple computers) except that you can choose where to host your data. It’s a recent project but it looks very promising!
  4. JDownloader (Flattr link) is a java application that simpliefies download of files from One-Click-Hosters like Rapidshare.com or Megaupload.com. It offers downloading in multiple parallel streams, captcha recognition, automated file extraction, and much more.
  5. Ball and Paddle (Flattr link) is an extensible ball and paddle game that lets you script the events and attributes of the objects (balls, blocks, powerups, etc.) with GNU Guile, the official GNU extension language. It’s a GNU project: Flattr seems to be popular among GNU authors apparently. 🙂

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Discover 5 free software that you can support with Flattr

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  1. Psychosynth (Flattr link) is a modular synthesis framework. I’m not into music but this user interface looks really different from what you could expect from this kind of software. Watch out the video on its home page!
  2. JS Beautifier (Flattr link) is a very handy tool to beautify javascript code that has been packed to save size (or to obfuscate it)… it’s available as a online service but there’s also a command-line variant.
  3. Bombono DVD (Flattr link) is a DVD authoring tool which aims to be really easy to use. It has a slick user interface and relies on the well known ffmpeg program for the low level tasks.
  4. Key-mon (Flattr link) is a small utility that monitors and displays the status of the keyboard and the mouse in a little non-intrusive window. It’s useful when you record screencasts: you want to show keyboard combinations that have been used, and the viewer should be able to notice that some clicks were made with modifier keys (like CTRL/ALT).
  5. Libre Graphics Magazine (Flattr link) is a publication devoted to people who are working with Libre Graphics software, both professionals and hobbyists. The magazine is a community work and is thus useful to share experience. It’s also a great tool to promote free software in circles where proprietary software is still the norm. The magazine is licensed under the CC BY-SA license so it’s truly free… well worth a few Flattr IMO.

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Discover New Free Software to Flattr

Flattr FOSS LogoYou’re getting used to it by now, a new month comes with a new set of free software projects that are using Flattr.

By the way, the number of free software projects accepting donations via Flattr might quickly increase now that Flattr dropped the requirement to put money in the system to be able to receive donations (see the announce here).

  1. Remuco (Flattr link) lets you control your Linux Media Player remotely from your mobile phone (via Bluetooth or Wifi). It supports a wide range of media players. It can run on any mobile phone supporting Java (J2ME) but there’s also a dedicated Android client.
  2. GNU SASL (Flattr link) is an implementation of the Simple Authentication and Security Layer framework that is used by many network services (e.g., IMAP, SMTP) to request authentication from clients, and also to respond to those authentication requests.
  3. Bley (Flattr link) is an intelligent greylisting daemon for Postfix. It triggers the greylisting only on suspicious clients listed on common black lists (RBL) thus avoiding the delay for most legitimate mails. I like this setup but I have been using whitelister to achieve this.
  4. OpenStreetGame (Flattr link) is a little educative game that you can play in your browser. It gives you a city (a capital of a country) and you have to click on its location on the map. If you’re too far, you won’t be able to complete the levels of increasing difficulty. It’s a simple way to learn some geography…
  5. Debian Administration (Flattr link) is a website with lots of articles about the administration of Debian systems. It’s run by Steve Kemp (a former Debian developer) but the articles are contributed by many volunteers. Free software gives its best when it comes with good free documentation.

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