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Added: Sun 17 of Feb, 2008 Last updated: Sun 05 of Apr, 2009 Hits: 1860
flag VoxForge
VoxForge? was set up to collect transcribed speech for use with Free and Open Source Speech Recognition Engines (on Linux, Windows and Mac).

Why Do We Need Free GPL Speech Audio?
Most acoustic models used by 'Open Source' speech recognition (or Speech-to-Text) engines are 'Closed Source'. They do not give you access to the speech audio and transcriptions used to create the acoustic model.

How Can You Help?
Record yourself reading some text, and upload your recordings to VoxForge?.
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Added: Thu 28 of Aug, 2008 Last updated: Sun 05 of Apr, 2009 Hits: 772
flag Running a business on desktop Linux
Foreword — This paper surveys Linux's suitability for use by owners of very small businesses and the self-employed. It was written by Howard Fosdick, a self-employed database consultant who finds Linux fairly well-suited to his needs, and reckons it has saved him thousands of dollars in recent years.

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Added: Sun 14 of Sep, 2008 Last updated: Sun 05 of Apr, 2009 Hits: 665
flag Click2Try
I'm trying to contact just the President or administrator of your LUG. As a LUG member myself, I am sensitive to the issue of spam and don't even like posting commercially-related items on a general mailing list. If I somehow do get to a general list, please accept my apologies and understand that I was unable to find a specific contact for your LUG.

Our company has just launched a new website at that hosts Open Source apps targeted to small- and medium-sized businesses. Using Xen and some homegrown code, we've created a jukebox application to host the apps, and a viewer that lets users run the applications from within a browser, without the need to download software to the local client. In addition, visitors can run all of the hosted applications at no cost, during a trial period, which they can read about on the site.

We currently have more than 39 business applications available, including CentOS and Eclipse. We hope that some of your Open Source users and/or LUG members, especially newer members, would like to try these application deployments
running in our Xen hypervisor implementation.

Designed as a community site, click2try includes a forum, reviewing and rating features, and links to many other resources related to each of the applications. We've also created some original resources for different applications, and will continue
to add to those as time goes on. Our goal is to make Open Source applications as easy to use as possible, especially for companies that may not have in-house IT expertise.

Although our market is primarily small- and medium-sized businesses, we value the perspective of user group members, who we believe will have a more technical perspective than the typical business user.

If you think your members might be interested in taking a look, please forward them this email or the link below, which will take them to a special entry page where they can sign up for a free account.

We would love to talk to you more about your user group and Open Source. Please feel free to contact me any time.

Mark Smallwood
mark.smallwood at
1.713.401.9654 ext.108

P.S. We also have an introductory video that covers all of the capabilities of the site, if some of your members would be interested in seeing that first:
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Added: Sat 11 of Apr, 2009 Last updated: Sat 11 of Apr, 2009 Hits: 600
flag VirtualBox
VirtualBox? is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox? an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). See "About VirtualBox" for an introduction.
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Added: Sat 20 of Dec, 2008 Last updated: Sun 05 of Apr, 2009 Hits: 533
flag Free 2.0 Lessons
Free, sample lessons. Try out the online lessons including an overview of OpenOffice?.org and see what all the fuss is about! Take a look at the lessons we've already developed, and some of the ones we have in progress
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Added: Tue 19 of Jan, 2010 Last updated: Tue 19 of Jan, 2010 Hits: 533
flag LibreOffice and The Document Foundation
When Sun Microsystems decided to release the OpenOffice?.org software under an open-source licence a decade ago, it was making an act of faith in Community based development, which it hoped would one day lead to an independent foundation. This gamble has proved hugely successful, and today OpenOffice?.org is unquestionably the world's leading open-source productivity suite. As the Community approached its second decade, a consensus gradually emerged among leading Community contributors that a new organisational model was needed to take it forward. From the options available, an independent, community owned and managed democratic foundation emerged as the best solution.
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Added: Thu 03 of Mar, 2011 Last updated: Thu 03 of Mar, 2011 Hits: 414
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