53 Open-Source Software used in Creating Digital Resources Open-Source Software (OSS) is provided free of charge, in contrast to proprietary software, with an open-source licence that permits deep inspection of the underlying code and software functioning (Johnson, 2020). The most obvious benefit of the OSS is that the products distributed under the open-source banner are free to use and open (O’Neill, 2012). However, sometimes there might be restrictions or limitations. Here you can discover OSS that can help you in creating digital resources. VistaCreate VistaCreate is an online graphic design editor that offers free design templates for infographics, presentations, brochures, newsletters, posters, certificates, social media posts and many other graphics. With this OSS, you get free unlimited assets such as photos, vectors, templates, and even videos that you can use to create your designs. You can find the templates for creating infographics and presentation slides under the title Marketing Materials on the left column of your screen. The only thing you need to do is: 1. Open VistaCreat 2. Select a template according to your needs 3. Customise your design by changing texts, fonts, colours, and backgrounds 4. Perfect your design according to the tips mentioned in Creating Digital Resources 5. Download and save your template to share it with your audience Inkscape, which is both free of charge and Open Source, is considered to be a suitable alternative. However, it is not web-based but lightweight enough to download and install on your devices. Inkscape offers a variety of design features, such as object creation and manipulation, fill and stroke, operations on paths, rendering, text support, and more. OpenShot OpenShot can be used to create videos, films, and animations. This OSS is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac. If you press here, you can read detailed instructions on creating your first video. Briefly, you can use OpenShot by taking the following steps: 1. Drag and drop your videos, images, and an audio file from your Desktop to OpenShot 2. Drag each video or image onto a track in the timeline 3. Click on the music file that you imported in step 1, and drag it onto the timeline 4. Click the Play button under the preview window to preview your project 5. To cut a file into many smaller clips, right-click on a file and choose Split Clip