50 Noteworthy New Open Source Projects: Page 3

Open source projects for privacy, mobility, big data and the Internet of Things are key themes on this year's list.


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Machine Learning

35. Oryx

Sponsored by Cloudera, Oryx brings predictive analytics and machine learning to Hadoop. There is also an Oryx 2 project that uses Spark and supports lambda architecture. Operating System: OS Independent.

36. PredictionIO

Developers can use this machine learning server to build personalization, recommendation or content discovery features into their applications. Download it to your own server or use the paid service in Amazon's cloud. Operating System: Linux.

Mobile Privacy

37. XPrivacy

XPrivacy locks down Android devices to prevent sensitive data from leaking from one applicaiton to another. You can download it for free from Google Play or use the paid Pro version to sync your settings across several devices. Operating System: Android.

Operating System

38. Nanolinux

This desktop Linux distribution is extremely small—just 14 MB—but still includes popular applications like a browser, text editor, spreadsheet, paint program, games and more. It can run from RAM, giving it extremely fast performance.

39. Raspberry Digital Signage

This project lets you use an inexpensive Raspberry Pi system to run your digital sign. It can play Web content or locally saved video or photo files.

40. RLSD

Short for "Retro Linux Small Distribution," RLSD takes you back to computing as it was in the 1990s. It's great for running legacy applications, reviving an old x86 PC or just experiencing "a nostalgic moment."

Password Manager

41. Entropass

Protect yourself online by using this browser add-on to generate and remember highly secure passwords. Unlike some other password managers, this one uses two-factor security: you choose any file to act as your private key when accessing a site, providing you with an extra layer of protection. Operating System: OS Independent.

42. Encryptr

Encryptr can function both as a password manager and as an e-wallet. Built on the Crypton framework, it stores encrypted sensitive data in the cloud, decrypting data only on your devices. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, Android.

Secure Communication

43. GoldBug

This secure communication app offers encrypted instant messaging, e-mail, file sharing and IRC. It also has the ability to authenticate users and supports emoticons. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

44. Places

Places is a platform for sharing messages, photos and files securely. It encrypts information end-to-end so that only the intended recipients can view it. The source code is available, and for now, the beta service is completely free although the company does intend to add paid services in the future. Operating System: OS Independent.

45. Scotty

Scotty offers "a free open source proxy software for bypassing filter and censorship systems." To use it, you'll need a gateway (either your own Web server or one on Google App Engine) plus a Java executable on your local system which bypasses filters and encrypts communication. Operating System: OS Independent.

46. SUM

Short for "Secure Ultimate Messenger," SUM is a confidential, encrypted instant messaging program. Unlike many similar programs, it doesn't save messages on a server, providing an extra layer of security. Operating System: OS Independent.

47. Tox

If you're worried that government agencies might be snooping on your private communications, Tox is for you. It's a secure IM and video conferencing platform. Note that it's still under heavy development and some bugs remain. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

48. Mcrouter

The newest project on our list, Mcrouter was first released by Facebook on September 15, 2014. The company describes the project as "a memcached protocol router that is used at Facebook to handle all traffic to, from, and between thousands of cache servers across dozens of clusters distributed in our data centers around the world." It can reportedly handle up to 5 billion requests per second. Operating System: Linux.

49. Open Daylight

Open Daylight describes itself as "an open platform for network programmability to enable SDN and NFV for networks at any size and scale." Its first release is called Hydrogen, and it comes in three versions: Base, Virtualization and Service Provider. Operating System: Linux.


50. Aperture JS

This project was designed to help produce visualizations of data to aid analysts and other decision makers. It's a JavaScript library that takes a "unified layer based approach to visualization assembly" in order to create rich, powerful graphics. Operating System: OS Independent.

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