Opensource.Builders and F-Droid: More Free Software Sites

Opensource.Builders and F-Droid: More Free Software Sites

Opensource.Builders and F-Droid: More Free Software Sites

A little over a month ago we talked about directory sites and hosting sites de Free Software and Open Source. In both, we unveiled great and helpful websites, to users and developers of the community. Today, in this post we will talk about Opensource.Builders and F-Droid.

Both websites, Opensource.Builders and F-Droid, serve to spread and spread the use of our ecosystem of free and open applications. Although, they differ in that, the first is for Computers and the second for Cellphones.

Opensource.Builders and F-Droid: Introduction

It is good to remember that, according to our previous publication called «Open Hub: Ideal site to discover, track and compare open source«, the Software Directory Sites and the Software Hosting Sites are:

"The Software Directory sites allow a brief review or description of the indexed applications to facilitate their location, study and comparison with similar tools by those interested in the matter. In addition, these sites often provide features that facilitate the access to official documentation of the hosted Software, and even allow us download them, and / or communicate or collaborate with the creators (developers) of the same".

"The Software Hosting sites, basically they are web domains that support or provide a code hosting tool, to be used as version control. In such a way, to allow developers to work together on multiple projects".

Additional Free Software Hosting Sites

What is Opensource.Builders?


According to his own official website en: A website to find and request open source alternatives to popular software you already use.

This fabulous website has a simple and direct graphical interface that allows users and visitors to search by name for an X application that matches the search parameters through a search bar and to find the free and open alternatives of known and used proprietary, closed and commercial applications and systems.

For example, for proprietary, closed and commercial application Shopify offers as free and open alternatives a Reaction Commerce, Saleor Commerce, WooCommerce, Sylius and PrestaShop. For Google Analytics offers as an alternative to Matomo, Fathom Analytics, Countly, Ackee and Plausible. And for each indicated application it offers the link to its official website and its site on GitHub, plus one with information about its deployment process (implementation).

These details make this site a excellent and simple platform for dissemination and promotion of the great work of the Developers in our community. The only limitation observed, although small, is that it only comes in English.

What is F-Droid?


According to his own F-Droid official website is a installable catalog of applications of Free Software (FOSS, «Free and Open Source Software») to Android. The client makes it easy to navigate, install, and track updates on your device.

In other words, we can say that it is a mobile application (client) that provides a FOSS application repository, to perform installations and updates, in addition to, in conjunction with its website, facilitate access to news, reviews and other features about the supported applications, the Operating System Android and the Free software and Open Source.

It is noteworthy that all the apps included and offered by F-Droid they use the License # GNU General Public 3.0, that is, they have a free and open source code, which can also be accessed and modified without any type of restriction.

If you want to know a little more about F-Droid, we recommend downloading, installing and testing it on your mobile and / or accessing our previous post on F-Droid to expand your knowledge about it.

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We hope this "useful little post" about «Opensource.Builders y F-Droid», 2 other wonderful sites about «Software Libre y Código Abierto» and also to Computers and Mobiles respectively; that make it easy for many to know, install and try many alternatives «libres, abiertas y gratuitas»; be a lot interest and utility, For the whole «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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