Link: 50 Awesome Open Source Resources for Online Writers
Job Profiles has a huge list of 50 open source programs, from word processors and spell checkers to weblog editing software and submission trackers, that online writers can download and use free of charge. Open source software is created by volunteers ranging from employees at huge corporations (like Sun Microsystems, which directs the development of the MS Office replacement OpenOffice.org) to lone hobbyists who want to “give something back” to the computing community. Since the source code is public and licensed with very liberal terms, anyone can use, analyze, and modify the software — which is why it’s often referred to as “free as in freedom”.
Job Profiles’ list contains several pieces of software I use on a daily basis, quite a few I’ve written about or plan to write about here, and more than a couple I’d never heard of before like the WordIt word processor and the Graviax Grammar Checker. Definitely worth checking out.