Worth a Look: Free Software at Pentagon, and on One Desktop

Software, Worth A Look

Free Software in Use at Pentagon

  • Apache
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Mozilla Thunderbird, Evolution
  • OpenOffice.org
  • OpenSSH
  • OpenSSL
  • bind
  • Postfix
  • gcc –
  • GNAT
  • perl, Python, PHP
  • Samba
  • Mailman
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • GIMP
  • MediaWiki

More specifically, they use the following open source software for specific military purposes:

  • FalconView – PC-based mapping application
  • Open Source Software for Imagery & Mapping (OSSIM) – geospatial image viewing (with classified plugins)
  • OSSIM Mapping ARchieve System (OMAR) – video indexing
  • BRL-CAD – solid modeling (Army)
  • Optics – MASINT toolset (with classfied plugins)
  • Delta3D – Game/Simulation engine for modeling and simulation


Free Software on One Desktop


See Also:

ROOT: The Open Source Everything Convergence

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