Open Source Software Resources

I have been using open source software for years to make money on the net.

Open source software basically means “free software”.

Some of the popular open source programs/standards I use in my business are:

and many, many more.

One of the best resources for locating open source software is:

And one of the best sources of books that are written about open source software is:
Packt Publishing

I own at least a half dozen or more open source books published by Packt Publishing and I’m ordering more today.

That brings me to why I’m writing you this email.

Packt sent me a catalog in the mail last night.

In the catalog they listed a 30% discount coupon code for ordering new books.

They also told me to “share it with your friends”… so I am.

Here’s the 30% discount code: “2007catalog”. (coupon expires October 31st, 2007)

Just enter that code into the shopping cart at checkout and they’ll give you 30% off if you buy 2 or more books.

I believe they’ll still give you at least 20% off if you order just one book.

Either way it is a great resource and open source software has been very good to me…

And Packt donates cash to the open source community for every open source book they sell.

So I thought I’d pass this tip and this discount coupon along to the friends on my list.

Every book we buy helps keep software programs like Apache and mysql in development so every one wins 🙂


Jeff Johnson

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3 Responses to “Open Source Software Resources”

  1. David Birley says:

    Awesome. Thanks for the sourceforge tip. Brilliant.

    A cool free resource I found (and use) that’s made by the camtasia guys at techsmith is called “jing project” (

    It works on macs 🙂 and allows you to record screen shot video or static images and “share” them…


  2. Arael Hoyne says:

    Thank you so much for the heads uo about source forge. These older games are ones I can actually ploay and enjoy. Maybe because I am an “older person” (63).

    The newer games are very hard for me, I just can’t seem to get started on them.

    Really really greatful!!


  3. David Birley says:

    A recent email from Mike Filsaime slammed Joomla – and then went on to heavily promote “Vtribes”… (something he no doubt owns).

    Has anyone had experience with VTribes?


    Jeff Johnson says: I use joomla and vtribes. Mike is now a part owner of vtribes and I believe he will make it better than ever… knowing Mike.

    Joomla is free and you are on your own when using it. vtibes has support and is geared more specifically towards running a paid membership site.

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