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Open Source Software

Pandoc: a universal document converter, ePub creator, etc

Pandoc is called "a universal document converter". It "can read markdown and (subsets of) reStructuredText, textile, HTML, and LaTeX" and it "can write plain text, markdown, reStructuredText, HTML, LaTeX, ConTeXt, PDF, RTF, DocBook XML, OpenDocument XML, ODT, GNU Texinfo, MediaWiki markup, textile, groff man pages, Emacs org-mode, EPUB ebooks, and S5 and Slidy HTML slide shows". This makes it feasible as a universal document restructurer that could feasibly serve as a key segment in publishing electronic books.

Open Micro Smart Grid (OMSG)


Mifos: Technology that empowers microfinance


"Imagine a free phone with no guaranteed contract on the back end. That is all in front of us."

"Imagine a free phone with no guaranteed contract on the back end. That is all in front of us." This was said by Jonathan Schwartz, the CEO of Sun Microsystems, seemingly to ignite some interest in a vision of the future. It sounds attractive, doesn't it? A cell phone with zero cost to the user, with no contracts and enforced terms, etc... Sounds like nirvana, no cell phone bills.

Jonathan Schwartz's free software foundation

In a 'blog' by Dan Farber he paints Sun as having created our own Free Software Foundation.

Re: GnomeMeeting: It's not just for video conferencing

I avidly use open source software and have done so for over 20 years. If you're attentive you'll realize this was well before the term, "Open Source", had been invented, for in the old-time Internet we all just shared stuff with each other. Today the computing world is a bit different, and Richard Stallman was very prescient to start this movement.