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Silpheed2K
June 24th, 2008, 05:18 AM
Just curious.. does anybody know of any other successful open source projects besides GNU/Linux and Firefox.
I'd really like to know and would like ALL I can get.
(Sun Microsystem's Java counts right?)

DeadSuperHero
June 24th, 2008, 05:38 AM
BSD.
GIMP.
OpenOffice.
GCC
Pidgin.
Brasero.
Banshee.
Amarok.
Blender.
OpenSolaris.

To name a few.

daniel of sarnia
June 24th, 2008, 05:40 AM
Apache, it is the most used web server by a lot.

Methuselah
June 24th, 2008, 05:40 AM
Gnome
KDE
Xorg
Wine
Python

ad_267
June 24th, 2008, 05:45 AM
I second apache.

It's even used on web servers running windows.

perlluver
June 24th, 2008, 05:48 AM
Check out this link,http://directory.fsf.org/GNU/ That is a complete list of GNU software.

Silpheed2K
June 24th, 2008, 05:51 AM
Does anybody have the amoutn of man-hours put into GNU/Linux?
I remember reading it somewhere and it being a crazy number.

I really like these suggestions and I'm taking notes please keep them coming if you have more. (want to put a presentation together for my office about the quality of open source to get them thinking that's all)

edit: thank you perlluver; also I noticed strangely Apache or Firefox isnt on that list.

perlluver
June 24th, 2008, 05:53 AM
You're welcome Silpheed2K.

ghindo
June 24th, 2008, 06:55 AM
Well, you already covered Firefox and Linux. I'm glad someone mentioned Apache, because that covers a majority of the web.

What about programming languages? Do they count?

What about the Darwin kernel? Considering it's what OSX is build off of, I would deem it pretty successful.

akiratheoni
June 24th, 2008, 07:00 AM
Does anybody have the amoutn of man-hours put into GNU/Linux?
I remember reading it somewhere and it being a crazy number.

I really like these suggestions and I'm taking notes please keep them coming if you have more. (want to put a presentation together for my office about the quality of open source to get them thinking that's all)

edit: thank you perlluver; also I noticed strangely Apache or Firefox isnt on that list.

Not sure of the amount of man-hours to recreate the Linux kernel, but a study concluded that to recreate the Linux kernel under proprietary conditions would cost about $630 million. That's quite a lot of work ;)

cpetercarter
June 24th, 2008, 07:25 AM
WordPress

kpkeerthi
June 24th, 2008, 07:34 AM
Eclipse
Netbeans

Trail
June 24th, 2008, 07:36 AM
Samba?
PHP

OutOfReach
June 24th, 2008, 07:38 AM
Blender
Banshee
GIMP
Inkscape

ghindo
June 24th, 2008, 07:45 AM
I completely forgot about MediaWiki! How could I overlook the technology behind Wikipedia? :)

LookTJ
June 24th, 2008, 07:53 AM
Phpbb3?

regomodo
June 24th, 2008, 10:03 AM
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fatality_uk
June 24th, 2008, 10:55 AM
:lol: http://www.codeplex.com/ :lol:

PrimoTurbo
June 24th, 2008, 11:07 AM
You could check http://sourceforge.net when the stats are up, the have a section for most downloads of open source software on their site.

I think the most successful are:

Apache
Bittorrent
Mozilla

AndyCooll
June 24th, 2008, 12:51 PM
Thunderbird
VLC
Tomcat
Azureus/Vuze
Audacity
Inkscapte
Paint.net (on Windows)
RSSowl
7-zip
Emacs
Notepad++
PHP
MySQL
Python
Subversion
... and the list goes on.

:cool:

smbm
June 24th, 2008, 03:43 PM
http://lame.sourceforge.net/

HTML

koenn
June 24th, 2008, 08:39 PM
edit: also I noticed strangely Apache or Firefox isnt on that list.

It's a list of GNU software? Apache and Firefox aren't GNU projects.

pgmer6809
June 25th, 2008, 03:43 AM
Just curious.. does anybody know of any other successful open source projects besides GNU/Linux and Firefox.
I'd really like to know and would like ALL I can get.
(Sun Microsystem's Java counts right?)

How about
PERL the duct tape of the Internet
MySQL the DB that launched dynamic web pages
POSTGRES

Others have already mentioned Xfree86 now Xorg.

Silpheed2K
June 25th, 2008, 07:07 AM
Thanks everybody for the input I think I got some great things for my list... if you have more then you are more than welcome to post it.
Thanks everybody.

Silpheed2K
July 11th, 2008, 04:01 AM
Not sure of the amount of man-hours to recreate the Linux kernel, but a study concluded that to recreate the Linux kernel under proprietary conditions would cost about $630 million. That's quite a lot of work ;)

An update to this dated thread... I found what I was looking for and it's actually "5.4 billion euros ($6.85 billion USD)"


In a later study, the same analysis was performed for Debian GNU/Linux version 4.0.[55] This distribution contained over 283 million source lines of code, and the study estimated that it would have cost 5.4 billion euros ($6.85 billion USD) to develop using proprietary methods.

and it was referenced from this apparently.
http://files.debianchile.cl/Documentos/33-measuring_etch_slides.pdf

edit: correction.. the actual PDF says it would have took over 10 billion dollars to recreate.

zmjjmz
July 11th, 2008, 04:39 AM
That's probably well in Microsoft's budget.


Oh, right.
Slashdot I believe is OSS.
APT
WebKit
Gecko
GTK

Gamma746
July 11th, 2008, 05:16 AM
BIND has a huge (98% IIRC) market share.

Jim!
July 11th, 2008, 05:54 AM
The Cube2 Engine (Sauerbraten) makes for an excellent level editor/ general 3D tool - I've seen some crazy creations with this "tool".

doorknob60
July 11th, 2008, 06:54 AM
GIMP
Mozilla Suite (now known as Seamonkey) (Well it's not Firefox, but without it we wouldn't have Fireox, even though it's not used much anymore. I'd call it sucessful.)
Thunderbird
Paint.NET (Popular for Windows users, my brother used to want to use it in Wine until he got used to GIMP's interface)
Open Office

Those are probably the most popular (besides Firefox of course)

ghindo
July 11th, 2008, 07:54 AM
Livejournal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livejournal) is pretty darn successful, and open source.

Masoris
July 11th, 2008, 04:05 PM
GNU XaoS, the fractal image maker.
http://wmi.math.u-szeged.hu/xaos/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=galleries:samples:fract15.jpg

Celestia, the space simulator.
http://www.shatters.net/celestia/images/gallery/asteroidorb.jpg

atomkarinca
July 11th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Hydrogen
Ardour
Rosegarden
Fluidsynth

All great projects and all of them are, the least I can say, as good as their propreitary alternatives.

harlan
July 11th, 2008, 09:23 PM
gcc


I think it's a very very important program in the free software life; without it, this couldn't be possible

cardinals_fan
July 11th, 2008, 09:35 PM
Ruby
Python
Perl
Apache
PHP
MySQL
Tk

gunashekar
July 11th, 2008, 09:38 PM
(want to put a presentation together for my office about the quality of open source to get them thinking that's all)
Why don't you open source that presentation online and let it grow into some good advocacy material?

MaxIBoy
July 11th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Good idea.


Anyway, let us not forget the ID Tech engines from ID software; a very impressive number of open source games are built on Quake engines.

jman623
July 12th, 2008, 12:59 AM
Why haven't I seen firefox mentioned in many of these posts?

what about GNOME and KDE?

How bout the GNU/Linux project itself?

How bout ubuntu?

I have to agree with apache and bind, most definitely..

Also facebook is now open source..

cardinals_fan
July 12th, 2008, 01:26 AM
Why haven't I seen firefox mentioned in many of these posts?

what about GNOME and KDE?

How bout the GNU/Linux project itself?

How bout ubuntu?

I have to agree with apache and bind, most definitely..

Also facebook is now open source..
Look at the OP's post:
Just curious.. does anybody know of any other successful open source projects besides GNU/Linux and Firefox.
I'd really like to know and would like ALL I can get.
(Sun Microsystem's Java counts right?)

Foster Grant
July 12th, 2008, 03:30 AM
gcc --- the GNU Compiler Collection (http://gcc.gnu.org/).

Without that, we literally aren't having this conversation.