Saturday, 10 January 2015

Top 5 High Potential Open Source Projects Of 2015

We have been using open source software for quite a long time now. Many tech companies are seen adopting to open source technologies lately. Even government agencies are replacing proprietary software with open source. Most of the open source projects are backed by strong active community of developers.

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Some open source projects have really high potential. As a developer, it is important that you give back something to the open source community. Today we have listed five high-potential startups that you should look forward to join in 2015.


BRL-CAD is a powerful and dynamic 3D modeling system. This can be very helpful for coders, testers and even trainers and professional UI designers. The code is available online but, it is quite complex. If you are a programmer, you can help in cleaning up the code. There are numerous tasks that you can do to help BRL-CAD project.

2. Speed Dreams

Speed Dreams is a 3D motorsport simulation and racing game. The project supports Windows and Linux, the Mac OS version is still under development. The lead developers team is looking for developers, designers and people to write documentation. If you are a gamer, you can join Speed Dreams as the community shares same passion for gaming and open source.

3. OpenMRS

OpenMRS is a software project that actually helps people. The platform mainly focuses on healthcare sector. The project is looking for programmers, testers, IT support, technical writers, UI designers and translators. You can join the OpenMRS community and discuss ideas, suggest new features, fix bugs or even promote the project on social media.

4. Audacity

Audacity is a popular sound recording and editing software. The software has been around since May 2000 and is constantly improving. Audacity is looking for range of contributors. Developers, testers, script writers, anyone can help the project to grow and develop. If you are good with language, you can help in writing the documentation of the project too.

5. FLOSS Manuals

FLOSS Manuals, as the name suggests, is the library of software and open source manuals. The project doesn't need designers or testers. It needs writers. If you think you are good with words, you can definitely help in the development of FLOSS Manuals. Best thing about FLOSS Manuals is you don't have to jump right in and start from scratch. You can take help of books and update the existing available documentation or fix typos and errors.
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