System Software

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System related Free Open Source Software consists mainly of the underlying non-user facing components - the operating systems, middleware, and utilities. The following system software is all FOSS, in most cases the result of at least a decade of continual development and improvement.

Automation

Backup

Bug Tracking & Management

  • BugZilla - Heritage back to the old Mozilla Netscape days.

Caching

Cloud Computing

Collaboration Server

Compression

Configuration Management

Cross Language Development

  • Thrift - Apache project to define data-types and services across programming languages.

Databases

  • MongoDB - Scalable NoSQL database.
  • MySQL - Popular relational database
  • HBase - Hadoop's very high scalability distributed database from Apache.
  • HyperTable - Very high scalability Hadoop compatible distributed database.
  • Perst - Object oriented embedded database.
  • Redis - In-memory key value data store.
  • Riak - Fault tolerant distributed database.
  • SQLite - Light-weight relational database.

Database Management

Data-Center Management

Development

  • Bootstrap - Twitter framework for web development.
  • Finagle - Twitter network stack for the JVM to build asynchronous RPC clients and servers in any JVM-hosted language.

Directory Services

Disk Partitioning

Distributed Computing

Distributed sever management tools for very high scalability.

  • Cassandra - Data replication and fault tolerance.
  • Hadoop - Processing of very large data sets across many computers.
  • Mesos - Application resource management across clusters
  • Spark - High scalability data analytics
  • Storm - Distributed very large data set processing

Domain Name System (DNS)

  • BIND - runs the Internet.

Drivers

Email

Enterprise Service Bus

Fax

File Encryption

File Synchronization

File Systems

  • Ceph - Distributed object store and file system

FTP

Geographic Information Systems

Groupware Synchronization

  • SyncEvolution - For synchronizing Evolution calendar, contacts, notes, tasks.

Messaging Systems

Multimedia

  • Tizen - device API for HTML5.

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Networking

  • node.js - scalable network programming.
  • Samba - Microsoft Windows networking

Network Management

  • Nagios - monitoring and alerting.

Network Monitoring

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Embedded

Operating System Emulation

  • Wine - Windows on Linux

Operating System Virtualization

  • OpenVZ - Linux kernel parallelization.

PDF Writers

Portals

Proxy Servers

  • Nginx - HTTP and reverse proxy server, and mail proxy server.

Robotics

Search

Security Software

Smartphones

Spam and Anti-Virus Protection

Storage Management

System Cloning

System Integration

Systems Management

  • ZooKeeper - centralized maintenance of system configuration data, Apache project

Testing

  • Chaos Monkey - random process termination (Netflix release)
  • Iago - Load generator for performance testing
  • Zipkin - Web service response time profiling

Virtual Desktop

Web Server

Wireless