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How to Create Open Source Projects

Hi, I’m Mike and I’m the creator of the Open Source Projects Examples website. Basically, it’s a place to find help with open source projects. It also provides a platform for people who are learning how to build their first project. People can also share their knowledge and help others by writing tutorials and answering forums.

Open source projects are very common in the software development industry.. Programmers from all over the world work together and contribute their work, thus creating free software, free firmware or open source code libraries. We have collected several examples for you to see how open source projects are structured.

Mozilla Firefox

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Mozilla Firefox is a customizable internet browser and free open source software. It offers thousands of plugins that are accessible with a single click of your mouse.  

The platform holds 3.98% of the worldwide browser market share and it is available for Android, iOS, Windows and Linux.   

According to CNET, Mozilla reshaped the technology industry and fanned the flames of open source software that changed the way social networks and operating systems function.

Eclipse Che

Eclipse Che is a next-generation online integrated development environment (IDE) and developer workspace. Joshua Allen Holm brought us a review of Eclipse Che in November 2016, which provided a look at the developer community behind the project, its innovative use of container technology, and popular languages it supports out of the box.

“The ready-to-go bundled stacks included with Eclipse Che cover most of the modern popular languages. There are stacks for C++, Java, Go, PHP, Python, .NET, Node.js, Ruby on Rails, and Android development. A Stack Library provides even more options and if that is not enough, there is the option to create a custom stack that can provide specialized environments.”


open source software - gimp
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Another of the best open software source examples that is worth mentioning is the photo editing tool GIMP. 

It offers similar features like some of the expensive tools on the market including various filters and effects, and yet it is free. 

GIMP is available across different platforms including Windows and Linux and it has different 3d party plugins and customization options. 

Plenty of illustrators, graphic designers and photographers use it to improve their pictures and enhance their work.


Kodi is an open source media center solution, formerly known as XBMC, which works on a variety of devices as a do-it-yourselfer’s tool to building a set-top box for playing movies, TV, music, and more. It is heavily customizable, and supports numerous skins, plugins, and a variety of remote control devices (including its own custom Android remote for your phone).

Although we didn’t cover Kodi in-depth this year, it kept popping up in articles on building a home Linux music server, media management tools, and even a previous poll on favorite open source video players. (If you’re using Kodi at home and want to write about your experience, let us know.)

The source code to Kodi can be found on GitHub under a GPLv2 license.

VLC Media Player

open source software solution: VLC Media Player
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VLC Media Player is one of the most popular open source software examples that you can use for free.

This multimedia player is used for video, media and audio files and it plays discs, webcams, streams and devices. Most of the users use it for streaming podcasts as well.

It allows you to optimize your audio and video files for a particular hardware configuration and also offers a plethora of extensions and skins which allows you to create customized designs.

What’s more, it runs on different platforms such as Android, Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, iOS and more.


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Blender is another of the best open source software examples of 2021. 

It is a 3D graphics and animation tool that supports motion tracking, simulation, animation, video editing, rendering, modeling and much more. 

It also offers a set of modeling tools and features including real-time viewpoint prereview, multi-resolution and support for Planar tracking and Tripod solvers.


MyCollab is a suite of tools for customer relationship management, document management, and project management. Community Moderator Robin Muilwijk covered the details of the project management tool MyCollab-Project in his roundup of Top 11 project management tools for 2016.

“MyCollab-Project includes many features, like a Gantt chart and milestones, time tracking, and issue management. It also supports agile development models with its Kanban board. MyCollab-Project comes in three editions, of which the community edition is the free and open source option.”

Installing MyCollab requires a Java runtime and MySQL stack. Visit the MyCollab site to learn how to contribute to the project.

MyCollab is AGPLv3 licensed and the source code is hosted on GitHub.


open source solution examples: Python
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Python is common programming and scripting language used by custom software developers.

According to IEEE, it was the most popular language in 2019. In recent years, it attracts plenty of new users because of its fast-growing field of machine learning.  

It is also easy to use which is why most of the developers also choose this open source software.


OpenAPS is another project that our moderators found interesting in 2016, but also one that we have yet to cover in depth. OpenAPS, the Open Artificial Pancreas System project, is an open source project devoted to improving the lives of people with Type 1 diabetes.

The project includes “a safety-focused reference design, a toolset, and an open source reference implementation” designed for device manufacturers or any individual to be able to build their own artificial pancreas device to be able to safely regulate blood glucose levels overnight by adjusting insulin levels. Although potential users should examine the project carefully and discuss it with their healthcare provider before trying to build or use the system themselves, the project founders hope opening up technology will accelerate the research and development pace across the medical devices industry to discover solutions and bring them to market even faster.


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When talking about the best open source software examples of 2021, we shouldn’t miss PHP

It is a software development language used for creating websites and other digital platforms.

It is fast and flexible and powers some of the most popular websites around the globe including Slack and Spotify.


More than 50 projects to deal with. Interesting, full-featured and actively developed open source projects on our website.

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