Although some BSD distros are mostly free software, they all contain binary firmware programs. Some contain other nonfree programs as well.
You may want to check the Runs-on/BSD category for more software.
|Type||Free program||Replacement for|
|3D computer graphics software||Blender|
|Email client, news aggregator||Claws Mail|
|Multimedia communication||GNU Ring, Linphone|
|Instant messaging client||Pidgin||Yahoo! Messenger|
|Media player||VLC media player (VLC)|
|Online storage||ownCloud (client only)|
|Raster graphics editor||GIMP|
|Text editor||Emacs, Vim|
|Vector graphics editor||Inkscape|
- This is a selection of the more common free software applications available for BSD distributions, and is nothing like a comprehensive list.
- Why not recommend Mozilla branded software like Firefox, Firefox Focus, Firefox for Android (Fennec), Firefox for iOS, Firefox Focus, SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird? As explained in our Free Software Definition, all four freedoms must be available on both a commercial and non-commercial basis. Mozilla's trademark policy serves to limit Freedom 2 to gratis distribution only, making the software nonfree. Debian has permission to redistribute modified copies of these software with the original branding, but that is an exception for Debian, and anyway it is a different issue.
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