List of free software innovations
Here is a list of software-related innovations done in an environment of free software whether by companies, communities or non-profits.
- Spiro: "a toolkit for curve design, especially font design". It is integrated into FontForge and Inkscape.
- gstreamer: implements a new, very flexible way to plug together multimedia components(decoder,encoder etc..)
- python: a very famous programming language
- BitTorrent: one of the most common protocols for transferring large files using peer-to-peer technology.
- maranello: designed packet recovery system implemented on a free firmware for broadcom cards
- codec2 : a lossy, low bitrate codec for audio conversations
- B.A.T.M.A.N.: a routing protocol for mesh networks
- Akonadi: the extensible cross-desktop storage service for personal information mangers data.
- Bzip2: bzip2 is a lossless compression algorithm
- Package manager: a new way of installing applications that changed everything
- Metafont: the only way to make entire new font families by just changing less than 62 parameters.
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