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A collaborative catalog of free software.
Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. Think of “free” as in “free speech”, not as in “free beer”. Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.
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HIGH PRIORITY PROJECTS
Programs (83)
PRISM (collection)
Privacy pack (collection)
Interface: Accessibility
Internet-application: Privacy
Internet-application: Security
Live-communications
Protocol: Tor
Security
FEATURED PACKAGES
For Desktop Users
  1. Music Blocks
  2. Pino
  3. Icedove
... further results
For Developers
Tahoe-LAFS
CUnit
Django
... further results
GNU Spotlight
  1. GNU Denemo
  2. GNU LibreJS
  3. GNU Linux-libre
... further results
List of more featured packages
MAIN LISTING
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GNU packages (367)
High Priority Projects (83)
Featured (33)
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CATEGORIES
Free software to use for ...
copying
compressing
editing
education
email
gameplaying
hobbies
interface
internet-application
library
live-communications
localization
mathematics
mixing
organizing
playing
printing
reading
science
security
software-development
storage
system-administration
text-creation
timekeeping
video
web-authoring
fighting-coronavirus
more...
Free software that interfaces with ...
command-line
console
daemon
e-mail
library
web
x-window-system
accessibility
desktop-enhancement
file-manager
frontend
gnome-app
kde-app
text
window-manager
wayland-window-system
more...
Free software for business ...
accounting
addressbooks
barcoding
cad
calculating
calendar
ecommerce
faxing
pim
productivity
project-management
specialized
spreadsheet
stock-market
telephony
timekeeping
timetracker
more...
Free software that works with ...
addresses
archive
audio
barcodes
cad
database
ebooks
email
fax
graphics
html
images
pim
spreadsheet
sql
text
video
xml
bitcoin
more...
Free software that works with the format...
mp3
iso9660
ogg-vorbis
speex
FLAC
ogg-theora
opus
webm
flv
swf
pdf
rdf
more...
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MORE ABOUT THE DIRECTORY
The Free Software Directory (FSD, or simply Directory) is a project of the Free Software Foundation (FSF). We catalog useful free software that runs under free GNU-like systems, not limited to the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants. Many of those programs also runs on proprietary operating systems which can be used to replace nonfree software.
If you are looking for a full operating system for your computer, please see our list of free GNU/Linux distributions.
The FSD is made thanks to user contributions and our stack that consists of MediaWiki, Debian package repository data, and more. Licenses are verified for each and every program listed in this directory.
The FSF provides this directory as a service to the free software community. Please consider donating to the FSF to help support this project.
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