Welcome to the Free Software Directory
A collaborative catalog of free software.
What is free software?
What is the Free Software Directory?
The Free Software Directory (FSD) 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. More about the Directory
Become a FSD Volunteer
- 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.
Friday IRC Meeting
Join the Free Software Foundation (FSF) on Friday 12:00 to 15:00 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:
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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More about the Directory
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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