What is this about?

Amos is a tool which implements the proof-of-concept of a way to categorize and search among Open Source packages by means of descriptions thereof. It should be useful for people who want to build open source-based solutions by reusing code previously built and, hopefully, tested. Amos has been funded by the EU Fifth Framework Programme.

All the information needed should be reachable in the rightmost navigation bar. The topmost box changes according to the section you are in. The middle and bottommost boxes do not change, and their links are available at any time. Links with boldface text point to pages which implement actions, while regular text points to intermediate pages or to information pages.

Do not hesitate to write to us if you need any help or if you have any comment to make.

What can you do now?

If you are a newcomer, we suggest that you learn a bit on the Amos project first, how it can help you in locating Open Source software, and how you can contribute to the Open Source community. The link labeled "More Information?" (at the right) is a good place to start.

If you are already acquainted with the tool, you surely want to go to the search or package addition sections.


All the data you enter will be stored with the sole intention of helping performing successful searches. No personal or project data will be sold, traded, or added to commercial or public databases.

Thanks for your understanding, patience, and, above all, help.

Note: Reviewing packages and shutting down / restarting the database server is restricted to administrators.