Open Source Software UK in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Open Source Software UK

Free Software for Students

Contains a selected directory of links to open source software which is used in or particularly suitable for UK schools and universities.

Provides an online guide to Open Source Assistive Technology Software (OATS), with links to current projects and sources.

GATE - General Architecture for Text Engineering

An open source language processing project based on a Java suite of tools developed at the University of Sheffield. Includes downloads, documentation, support resources, and background on the project.

Molly Project

Offers a framework for the rapid development of information and service portals targeted at mobile internet devices.

Open Source Schools

Shares information and advice about open source software in schools, with a directory of software, case studies, and profile.

OSS Watch

An open source advisory service based at the University of Oxford and funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee. Includes resources, newsletter, blog, and contacts.

Penguin Factory Limited

A Glasgow based IT consultancy company specialising in the support of Open Source and Linux based systems; with a profile, guide to products and services, case studies, and contacts.

Sirius Corporation plc

Provider of Free and Open Source-based ICT services to the education sector, regional authorities, and businesses; includes a profile, details of their support and consultancy services, and contacts.


An open source search engine for indexing and retrieval from large-scale collections of documents; includes download, documentation, and how to get involved in the project.

UK Linux User Groups

Dedicated to providing technical services for free software and open source software user groups in the UK. Includes group directory.

UKUUG (UK Unix & Open Systems User Group)

Promotes education and understanding of open IT standards, through a newsletter, briefings, and conferences. Includes an events diary and membership details.

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