What Open Source Projects Do You Use In Your District?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/k12sysadmin

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  • Rocket.Chat

    The communications platform that puts data protection first.

    Rocket.Chat -- I mainly use this for chatting within the IT team. Google Login enabled.

  • openshot-qt

    OpenShot Video Editor is an award-winning free and open-source video editor for Linux, Mac, and Windows, and is dedicated to delivering high quality video editing and animation solutions to the world.

    OpenShot -- Video Editing. Nice for Jr High students that can't handle high level video editing software.

  • Sonar

    Write Clean Python Code. Always.. Sonar helps you commit clean code every time. With over 225 unique rules to find Python bugs, code smells & vulnerabilities, Sonar finds the issues while you focus on the work.

  • BookedScheduler

    Repository for the last open source version of Booked Scheduler. The "develop" branch contains the most current working code of the project and should be considered beta. The "master" branch is the most current stable release of BookedScheduler. Please read doc/README.md for further details. [Moved to: https://github.com/LibreBooking/app]

    Booked Scheduler -- Resource Scheduling. We use this for managing conference rooms, fields, vans, etc. Linked with AD. The main developer switched to Cloud-Hosting-Only, so I have been using a community fork. I am currently looking for a replacement.

  • ntopng

    Web-based Traffic and Security Network Traffic Monitoring

    NTOP -- Traffic Analysis.

  • mRemoteNG

    mRemoteNG is the next generation of mRemote, open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.

    mRemoteNG -- Tabbed connection manager. Handy to have all of my RDP, SSH, Telnet, etc. available in one window.

  • graylog

    Free and open source log management

    Graylog -- Syslog server.

  • Snipe IT

    A free open source IT asset/license management system

    Snipe-IT -- IT Asset/License Management

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services. Easy to start, it is available in the cloud or on-premises.

  • GAM

    command line management for Google Workspace [Moved to: https://github.com/GAM-team/GAM] (by jay0lee)

    GAM and GAMADV-XTD3 -- Command line tool for managing G Suite. Allows me to run scripts to manage accounts. Very useful for setting student photos on their G Suite accounts. Great tool for any G Suite admin.

  • obs-studio

    OBS Studio - Free and open source software for live streaming and screen recording

    OBS -- I use OBS when I am streaming Graduation/Board Meetings/etc. I use OBS Blade to control it from a tablet.

  • buttercup-desktop

    :key: Cross-Platform Passwords & Secrets Vault

    SysPass -- Password management for our team. I am looking at moving to Buttercup for this.

  • GAMADV-XTD3

    Command line tool to manage Google Workspace

    GAM and GAMADV-XTD3 -- Command line tool for managing G Suite. Allows me to run scripts to manage accounts. Very useful for setting student photos on their G Suite accounts. Great tool for any G Suite admin.

  • Installation

    The premiere source of truth powering network automation. Open source under Apache 2. Public demo: https://demo.netbox.dev

    NetBox -- IPAM and Networking Rack management.

  • sysPass

    Systems Password Manager

    SysPass -- Password management for our team. I am looking at moving to Buttercup for this.

  • Zammad

    Zammad is a web based open source helpdesk/customer support system

    Zammad -- Help Desk Ticketing. One of the only open source help desk systems that had all of the features I wanted. The mobile interface could use some work, but otherwise highly recommended.

  • pwm

    pwm

    PWM-Project -- Self service password reset.

  • obs_blade

    Make use of the OBS WebSocket Plugin (https://github.com/obsproject/obs-websocket) and control your stream

    OBS -- I use OBS when I am streaming Graduation/Board Meetings/etc. I use OBS Blade to control it from a tablet.

  • screenity

    The most powerful screen recorder & annotation tool for Chrome 🎥

    Screenity -- Alternative to Screencastify.

  • StackStorm

    StackStorm (aka "IFTTT for Ops") is event-driven automation for auto-remediation, incident responses, troubleshooting, deployments, and more for DevOps and SREs. Includes rules engine, workflow, 160 integration packs with 6000+ actions (see https://exchange.stackstorm.org) and ChatOps. Installer at https://docs.stackstorm.com/install/index.html

    StackStorm -- "IFTTT For Ops" I am investigating the different integrations to see if it can help automate some things.

  • rustdesk

    Open source virtual / remote desktop infrastructure for everyone! The open source TeamViewer alternative. Display and control your PC and Android devices from anywhere at anytime.

    RustDesk -- TeamViewer alternative.

  • peppermint

    An open source ticket management & help desk solution. A freshdesk alternative

    Peppermint -- Nice looking helpdesk ticketing system. Missing some key features.

  • ChiefOnboarding

    Free and open-source employee onboarding platform. Onboard new hires through Slack or the web portal.

    ChiefOnBoarding -- Software to keep the Onboarding process on track.

  • greenshot

    Greenshot for Windows - Report bugs & features go here: https://greenshot.atlassian.net or look for information on:

    GreenShot for quick screen grabs, annotations, and more - we love it!

  • vaultwarden

    Unofficial Bitwarden compatible server written in Rust, formerly known as bitwarden_rs

    VaultWarden - Although I think I'm the only one that actually uses it. This is not in docker, but rather the extracted docker image with NGINX.

  • nanodep

    NanoDEP is a set of tools and a Go library powering them for communicating with Apple's Device Enrollment Program (DEP) API servers.

  • nanomdm

    NanoMDM is a minimalist Apple MDM server heavily inspired by MicroMDM

  • syncthing-android

    Wrapper of syncthing for Android.

    Not using many, and all but one have already been listed. I've deployed synching for a few users. Been using in my homelab for a few years. It's been a great piece of software for me.

  • parsedmarc

    A Python package and CLI for parsing aggregate and forensic DMARC reports

    Parsedmarc is a mail reports monitoring tool. It will well, parse your DMARC reports.

  • SaaSHub

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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