Open Source Software and Tools

Event Date/Time

Fri, 1 Jun 2012 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Turing Auditorium (Room 111 of Polya Hall)

This list was presented at two Tech Briefings

Join us for a brief overview of various free and open source tools, and how they are being used to facilitate teaching, learning, and research in higher education.

Tools discussed will range from Desktop Applications to Operating Systems. Learn about such open source tools as OpenOffice and GIMP. Learn about open source alternatives that deal with Video Conferencing, Web Publishing, etc.

March 18, 2011 Tech Briefing

- John Bickar, Stanford Libraries

- Irina Zaks, Law Communications

June 1st, 2012 Tech Briefing

Mark Branom, IT Services

Irina Zaks, Law Communications We intend to keep the list below updated with useful Open Source tools.

Desktop Applications

Operating System

Linux in many flavors:

Office Suite

(word processor, slideshow, spreadsheet, database, drawing)


OpenOffice can create PDFs of any type of file it can open or create

Image Editing

Instant Messaging


Video Conferencing

Reference Discovery, Management, and Citation

Web Publishing and Collaboration

Content Management Systems

Learning Management Systems

Document Management





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