FreeBSD Summer of Code 2007

The FreeBSD Project will be taking part in the Google Summer of Code 2007 (SoC). This is a program set up by Google to fund students to contribute to an open source project over the summer break. This year the FreeBSD Project has received quite a number of high...

Free OCR Software

OCR (Optical Character Recognition software converts hard-copy documents into editable text in a word processor by using a scanner) is still an area where the open source world has a lot of catching up to do with commercially available applications (e.g. Nuance...

Flash/Youtube videos on FreeBSD

To be able to watch Adobe Flash animations and videos on BSD systems, has been not too easy so far. This is caused by Adobe not releasing a (Free)BSD version of Flash, but only a (closed source) version for Windows and Linux. In order to watch Flash content on BSD one...