A new directory of open-source software for the Mac already has more than 100 entries. They go from Audacity (a fast audio editor for the Mac, Linux, and Windows platforms) to Yellow Dog Linux, the slick version of PPC-friendly Linux.
You can find all the products at the Mac Open Source Software Directory, part of the O’Reilly Network. The directory was originally built and maintained by Jason McIntosh, production software specialist for O’Reilly and Associates. The directory is now monitored by Derrick Story, managing editor of the Mac DevCenter.
The O’Reilly Network is a portal for developers interested in open and emerging technologies, including new platforms, programming languages, and operating systems. The Mac DevCenter is the Macintosh area of the network.
Many of the Mac Open Source Software Directory entries are for Mac OS 9 and earlier, but more and more open-source software is becoming available for Mac OS X, Story said. They’ll be adding these listings as they become aware of new titles.
To help make them aware, you can e-mail O’Reilly updates and additions. Include the words “Mac Directory” in the subject field. If you have an update to an existing listing, supply all of the pertinent information and an URL they can use to cross-check the source. For new additions, include title, operating system, license type, and URL.