FOSSApps: Free and Open Source Software Applications that are safe and useful for unionists, labour and social justice activists

Free and open source online social networking softwares:

N-1: N-1 is an online social network software. It has been developed by Indignados from Spain and elsewhere collectively. N-1 combines many of the below tools in it. The name n-1 is related to the principle of equipotentiality that attribute potentially equal participation for all the nodes involve.

Other important free and open source online networks are DiasporaRise UpDrupal.

Big Blue Button is an open source online software  built originally for higher and long distance education purpose. Yet it is a very usefull tool for unionists and …..

Mumble is a free telecommunication software that is used by Occupy movement, Spanish Indignados/15M activists. You can create voice-chat rooms for your scheduled work groups, meetings and conference calls.

Turtle is a free and open source anonymous peer-to-peer network project facilitating free speech and sharing information by combining encryption with peer-to-peer (P2P) technology. Like no other anonymous P2P software, it allows users to share files and otherwise communicate without fear of legal sanctions or censorship.

Webchat Free Node is a secure instant chat rooms for activists who are sharing and working on collective projects and actions. Create your chat rooms and invite your comrades.

Online collective document creation:

Titan Pad / RiseUp Pad / Priate Pad

WordPress is an open source website, blog creation software.

Other usefull FOSS tools:

Vimeo: Open source video sharing software.

Thimbl, the free, open source, distributed micro-blogging platform. If you’re weary of corporations hi-jacking your updates to make money, or if being locked in to one micro-blogging platform tires you — well, then Thimbl is for you!

Firefox delivers helpful new features to make your online experience more productive. Chose from over a thousand useful add-ons to personalize and make it your own.

Miro – free, open source internet tv and video player. Miro gives you access to more free HD content than any other video player.

Pidgin – is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client that allows you to use all of your IM accounts at once: AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, MSN, QQ, SILC, SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo!, Zephyr

FeedReader – is a news aggregation solution that provides robust, state-of-the-art features in an intuitive, user-friendly environment. FeedBurner offers advanced, cutting-edge capabilities, including the most comprehensive podcasting support available today, as well as unique smart feed technology that puts the information you need right at your fingertips.

Azureus – implements the BitTorrent protocol using java and comes bundled with many features : Multiple torrent downloads, Upload and download speed limiting, both globally and per torrent, Advanced seeding rules, Adjustable disk cache, Only uses one port for all the torrents, UPnP sets the forward on your router and more…

 FileZilla – is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.

 OpenOffice – is a multi platform and multi lingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute

 Thunderbird help you better manage your unruly inbox, scales to the most sophisticated organizational needs while making it easy to find what you need.

 Pant.Net – is free image editing and photo manipulation software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.

Source: http://networg.wordpress.com/foss-apps/

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