Free and Open Source Software

MITS embraces the use of FOSS where it is practical and convenient to do so. This is quite in keeping with the direction that a significant number of tertiary institutions are embarking on or being encouraged to take.  

Below is an extract from the ICT Strategic Plan drafted by the Principal’s office ‘ICT StrategicPlanProjects.xls’
Project Idea/Description: Develop & Implement Open Source Software (OSS) pilot projects on campus. 
 
Rationale:
1. Reduction in licensing cost to the campus,
2. Augmentation of skill base of MITS staff,
3. Provide leadership & consultancy services to industry on OSS
 
There is currently an attempt to introduce FOSS gradually and where practical, as a replacement for some of our expensive proprietary options.
 
Try these free open source software products
Software Description

 

GIMP

Gimp is a powerful image editing software and is a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop.

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INKSCAPE

Inkscape is a free multiplatform vector drawing software and is widely used by graphic designers for custom logo designs or vector drawings. Inkscape is a free alternative to Adobe Illustrator.

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XMIND

With Xmind you can create your own flow charts, and organization charts. Useful for your everyday meetings.

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OpenOffice

OpenOffice is a free alternative to Microsoft Office suite. The powerful all-in-one  software enables you to create and edit your documents.

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LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux. It is a free alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite providing document production and data processing.

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CamStudio

Create your own video tutorials in a flash using this awesome screen recording software.

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PSPP

PSPP is a free alternative to SPSS. Perform descriptive statistics, run T-test, linear  regression and more. Designed to perform analysis as fast as possible.

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Organize and manage your projects using openproj. This is a free alternative to Microsoft Projects.

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LimeSurvey

Using Limesurvey is a very easy and exciting way to create and upload online surveys using its built in PHP functions. Questionnaires are created with just the click of a button.

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