Would there be interest in a category for tools that create software-defined networks/private VPNs? This has clear utility for people self-hosting other tools we recommend on local devices without requiring they expose their self-hosted services to the internet via port forwarding.
- Open source first-party clients: Open source at Tailscale · Tailscale
- GUI clients on proprietary systems (Windows, macOS, iOS) are not fully open-source
- Closed-source backend
- Officially endorsed third-party backend: GitHub - juanfont/headscale: An open source, self-hosted implementation of the Tailscale control server
I personally use Tailscale myself for the record.
- Weird software license
- Not sure if mobile apps are open source? WebUI also is not but there are FOSS control plane GUI alternatives