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{{DISPLAYTITLE:The Free Software Directory}}<p style="margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:0px;padding-bottom:0px; font-size:120%;">The Free Software Directory is a catalog of useful free software that runs under free operating systems. FSF staff and volunteers work together to collect detailed information about free software programs and organize it in a clear and accessible format. </p><br />
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<p style="align: left; background-color: #afa; padding: 8px;">'''Join us each week for the Friday Free Software Directory IRC meeting! For details and time, check the [http://www.fsf.org/blogs FSF blog].'''</p><br />
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<p style="align: left; background-color: #ffa; padding: 8px;">[http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html '''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.</p><br />
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<h2 style="font-size:30px; font-weight:400">Welcome to the '''[[#About|Free Software Directory]]'''<br><small style="font-size:60%; color:#706D80; font-weight:bold; font-variant: small-caps;">A collaborative catalog of free software.</small></h2>
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Latest revision as of 14:42, 17 April 2020

Welcome to the Free Software Directory
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.
COVID-19 Response Team

COVID-19 Response Team

Participate

  • 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.

Get involved

Friday IRC Meeting

Join the Free Software Foundation on Friday September 25 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT for the Free Software Directory IRC meetings, in the #fsf Freenode (registration) moderated by the FSF staff, or the #fsd HackInt (registration) channel! (IRC rules | IRC clients)

Our day and time is right now: Tuesday 16:16 EDT   —— 3 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.

Featured

Hpp-logo.png High Priority Projects ...

Featured packages ...

List of more featured packages

Query or browse

Free software to use for ...

Free software that interfaces with ...

Free software for business ...

Free software that works with ...

Free software that works with the format...

List of all categories

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. If they don't currently run on GNU, at least it probably isn't hard to adapt them to run on GNU. Many of those programs also runs on proprietary operating systems which can be used to replace nonfree software.

For software only available on Replicant see F-Droid (which contains a small percent of software with nonfree issues which are prominently warned about prior to install).

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. We also warn for software with antifeatures.

The directory does not list any nonfree programs, because it is against our principles to promote them; but if you search for the name of one, you may find free programs that more or less replace it.

The FSF provides this directory as a service to the free software community. Please consider donating to the FSF to help support this project.




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.