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What is 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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  • Would you like to submit a new entry?
  • Or are you eager to join a team of other community members to help maintain, grow, and rebuild the Free Software Directory?
  • Have you found a bug or an entry that needs to be updated?

If so, visit our Participate page, and review the submission requirements to find out how you can get started today. Also make sure to join the directory-discuss mailing list to keep up on discussions or send in any questions you have about the directory.

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Friday IRC Meeting

Join the Free Software Foundation (FSF) on Friday May 20 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT for the Free Software Directory IRC meetings, in the #fsf Libera.chat moderated by the FSF staff!

Our day and time is right now: Tuesday 01:17 EDT   —— 4 days until next meeting
Run this terminal program in a GNU/Linux system terminal to see the meeting start time in your time zone:
date --date='TZ="America/New_York" 12:00 this Fri'

Regardless of the topic, administrators will verify and approve new software proposed by users, correct existing pages and provide technical assistance publicly in the channel. All users are welcome.

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About

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.



Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.

The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software or copyright-licenses or other similar notices described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution or license text itself.