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Questions tagged [open-source]

Questions about open-source software, licensing and other related.

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How do I digitally sign PDF's in 2019

I know this question has been asked a few different times but the answers either point to dead software or are not 100% applicable. Lots of the software mentioned here is dead. I want to take a pdf ...
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wifi connected but no internet access in ubuntu 16.04 lts

In my ubuntu 16.04 lts wifi is connected but no internet access where problem exit & How to fix this problem?I already try google,askubuntu,superuser,unix & linux all solution but not working
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Is there a list of software vendors that Ubuntu makes use of?

This is not a technical question, but I hope it's relevant enough to be worthy of an answer. I'm doing some research about Ubuntu for a project at my university. I am curious to see if there is a ...
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How to make sure I'm not using any proprietary software after installation? [duplicate]

I know I can check the currently installed non-free software with the following command (assuming aptitude is FOSS): aptitude search '?installed (?section(restricted) | ?section(multiverse))' And I ...
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Web app installation wizard can't write into data/config.php file

Informations below may allow to track why the installation wizard returns: “Cannot write into data/config.php file. Please delete this file“. MATERIAL SERVER : Linux distro Ubuntu 18.04 remote VPS / ...
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Openstack dashboard installation failing

I am trying to install Openstack dashboard, but it is giving error. I am getting the below error, please help. update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/python2-heat to provide /usr/bin/heat (heat) in auto ...
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Why is there proprietary software in Ubuntu Software Center?

My question is very simple: how to get rid of proprietary software from the Ubuntu Software Center (USC)? It doesn’t work to enable or disable repositories. Even with just the “universe” and “main” ...
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Marketplace AMI from Community AMI

I need to build a marketplace AMI in ap-south-1 region. The underlying OS is Ubuntu 16.04. However, I can see that the Ubuntu Marketplace AMI for Xenial is not available in this region. Another option ...
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Kippo Honey statup failure

When I try to start my installed kippo honey using ./start.sh, it shows following error. How can I fix this?
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SPARQL in Ubuntu?

Is there any open source application for Ubuntu/Linux that can handle SPARQL to perform queries over RDF stores and knowledge graphs? It doesn't necessarily have to be within apt, may as well be from ...
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How to install the Open Source Intel drivers to get OpenGL 4.5?

I cannot find the open source Intel GPU drivers for OpenGL 4.5 as stated here: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-Driver-GL45-Certified I have just upgraded, installed, my ...
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Are the Ubuntu wallpapers open source?

I'm looking for the source files (Inkscape SVG, Illustrator or whatever application was used to create them) for the default Ubuntu wallpapers for the last few versions of Ubuntu. Are they available ...
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Nvidia Drivers Listed as Open Source

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04.3 Desktop, and when I list the available drivers to install, I see that there are a bunch of Nvidia drivers listed as open source (shown underlined in red below). I had come ...
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How to install the Wire messenger desktop app/client on Ubuntu?

The secure and private Wire messenger app with end-to-end encryption is a great open source alternative for Whatsapp, Skype, Viber, WeChat, FB Messenger, Telegram. You don't need a cell phone number ...
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Security of Ubuntu, it's Flavors, and Solus OS [closed]

I recently moved on to the Ubuntu family since it's open source, linux based and faster. But then I thought to myself: Are open source OS's like Ubuntu, it's flavors, and Solus OS safe to use? ...
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Personal Package Archives (PPA) questions

I am new to PPA and have a question about it. If I want to upload self-write software in PPA, do I need to open source? I mean to give the .cpp files. Thanks for the help.
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Is Ubuntu Touch completely open source?

As far as I understand Ubuntu Touch is basically open source. But is it completely open source? Are all the drivers open source? Are there any binary blobs? I guess my actual question is: Can I use ...
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How can I fake HiDPI so I can test my application on it?

I'm a software developer and need to get my software working on HiDPI displays, but I don't have one. How can I fake it so I can see what the users see?
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Is it possible to make an existing Ubuntu installation completely free?

I was unaware in the beginning that Ubuntu is not completely free software, as it uses non-free components. Is it possible to overcome the system's dependence on these (such as replacing Linux ...
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Ubuntu Redistribution

I'd like to create a VirtualBox image of Ubuntu, install some open-source software to it, and make that publicly available. The goal is to provide a ready-made image with some software already ...
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Linux Safety/Security : Is Linux safe if its source code is open? [closed]

I am new to Linux and thinking about safety. I know that Linux is more safe than other operating systems, but why? If it is open source, then anyone can make changes in the kernel. So what if ...
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License concerns of using Ubuntu's color scheme and fonts in an open-source app

I am developer who is creating a new free and open-source web application. Does anyone know if it's OK to use Ubuntu's color scheme and fonts for this?
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Alternative to Teamviewer

I need an advise about alternative app for Teamviewer. For me is important to have such features like: Ability to control PCs remotely Switching sides to control each other PCs Ability to talk in the ...
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Why are nvidia binary drivers called opensource in Software & Updates? [duplicate]

I was curious looking into various tabs of Software & Updates GUI, and found a strange thing: most of versions of nvidia binary drivers are called "opensource". Only legacy ones are called ...
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Opensource AMD driver for R5 M330 for Ubuntu 16

my HP Laptop comes with a hybrid graphics - Intel and AMD R5 M330. I want to install the opensource drivers (which is the only option from what I hear). I am not able to find the means to install it. ...
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What are the Nvidia open source graphics drivers? [duplicate]

I just added the Nvidia driver PPA ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa, and am noticing that a number of the options in Additional Drivers now have "(open source)" (i.e. first option in image) appended to them ...
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Free open source inventory management/invoicing software?

I'm looking for a free software solution for my shop. Basically, I need it to make invoices, manage the stock and a client db. If there is possibility to link it to a webshop, it's a plus.
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Having problems with music players

I tried using Rhythmbox, Amarok, Audacious and Foobnix but have the same issue. When I open my computer and try to listen to songs that was on the playlist before, I always get a warning saying '...
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Video chat software between 4 stations?

Does anyone here know if it's possible to install a software for videochatting, with only 4 contacts available? I'm going to install 4 Ubuntu PC:s in different locations in a school and want the ...
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Truecrypt alternative with deniable encryption? [closed]

I am looking for a Truecrypt alternative for Linux, one that is preferably is free/libre/open-source software (FLOSS). I would have used Truecrypt, but it has been discontinued.
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Can Ubuntu have any labview equivalent open source software?

Can Ubuntu have any lab-view equivalent open source software which is provide virtual electronics lab effects like lab-view.
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Looking for an Open Source Project Management system supporting notifications [closed]

I am looking for an Open Source Project Management system supporting notifications. Here's my requirement: We need an database based system which can track tasks and their due dates. There should be ...
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Getting same patch from two different people at the same time

What happens when two different people fixed and send the same patch at the same time?
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Does Ubuntu Touch ship with proprietary code?

Does Ubuntu Touch (i.e., the system and pre-installed apps) contain proprietary code? Or is it 100% FLOSS?
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How to Program an Indicator into the Unity Panel

I'm working on an open source project and want to edit up one of the notifications for Ubuntu and install it into the Unity Panel (top black bar). How would I go about doing this? What files do I need ...
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Open source license [closed]

How should I license some desktop icons and shell bash files as open sorce software? I am creating and going to package them for Ubuntu 14.04.
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English to Telugu Dictionary for ubuntu

is there any English to Telugu Opensource dictionary tool for Ubuntu 14.04? or for any other Linux distributions?
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How to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system?

I want to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system. With New custom theme and lot of softwares pre-built ! Can I do it only with UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit) ? Then how ?
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Is Ubuntu an open source software? [duplicate]

Is Ubuntu an open source software (OSS)?
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Are Open Source graphics drivers better than proprietary drivers in certain applications?

I have an elderly laptop with a GeForce 9300M graphics chip. I don't game on it, but I want a smooth desktop experience with Unity. In my situation specifically, are the open source drivers better ...
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What are the main open source two way sync frameworks available natively on ubuntu, which sync via “diff merging”?

So again, the software needs to be: Open Source - so I can program with it. Sync Two Ways - so two or more users can have simultaneous control over one file, unlike Rsync which syncs only one way. ...
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Is Radeon Dynamic Power Management Enabled By Default By Now?

I keep reading that it is, that it isn't. That it was supposed to be enabled by default in the Linux kernel version 3.13 or 3.14, or in Ubuntu 14.04. Or do you still have to follow these steps to ...
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Is using PepperFlash plugin unsafe because it isnt open source?

I'd rather use the newest version, and (starting from Chromium 35, I believe) you can only use Pepper Flash. BUT I'd rather avoid closed source software as that implies a security risk if the code isn'...
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How can I self-host Ubuntu One?

The Ubuntu One service is closing and being open sourced: Additionally, we continue to believe in the Ubuntu One file services, the quality of the code, and the user experience, so will release ...
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Where do I find VLC's source code? [duplicate]

I have installed VLC 2.0.8 TwoFlower and I was wondering where I can find VLC's source code. I am using ubuntu 13.10 and I don't plan to do anything with the code, I just want to have a look at it.
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Are PDF files opensouce? [closed]

I was just wondering if PDF formats are opensource. I've seen openoffice save a document in ODT format in contrast to DOC or DOCX. Is there alternate file format to PDF?
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Does Ubuntu contain Non-free kernel blobs and other non-free system components?

I heard Richard Stallman say that Ubuntu contains non-free blobs. Why does it have such blobs and what functions do these non-free blobs and system components do that free software can't? Does ...
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Which non-free code gets installed by default in 12.04?

Which non-free components/programs ship with Ubuntu 12.04? I’m not referring to non-free software available from the repositories, but only to software that gets installed by default. (I’m not sure if ...
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Is the Ubuntu.com website open source?

If I wanted to make a local Ubuntu website is there anything that I can use? or a design like this website has, could also be a wordpress design like this website has http://ubuntudanmark.dk/
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Building TrueCrypt on Ubuntu 14.04

With the whole NSA thing people tried to re-build identically looking binaries to the ones which truecrypt.org provides, but didn't succeed. So some think they might be compiled with back-doors which ...