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'''''The Free Software Directory''''' ('''FSD''', or simply '''Directory''') is a project of the [https://www.fsf.org/ Free Software Foundation (FSF)]. We catalog useful free software that runs under free GNU-like systems, not limited to the [https://www.gnu.org/ 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.
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'''''The Free Software Directory''''' ('''FSD''', or simply '''Directory''') is a project of the [https://www.fsf.org/ Free Software Foundation (FSF)]. We catalog useful [https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html free software] that runs under free GNU-like systems, not limited to the [https://www.gnu.org/ 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 [[Free Software Directory:Free software replacements|replace nonfree software]].
  
 
For software only available on Replicant see [https://www.f-droid.org F-Droid] (which contains a small percent of software with [https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/Antifeatures nonfree issues] which are prominently warned about prior to install).
 
For software only available on Replicant see [https://www.f-droid.org F-Droid] (which contains a small percent of software with [https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/Antifeatures nonfree issues] which are prominently warned about prior to install).
  
The FSD is the results of user contributions and our [[Free Software Directory:Stack|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 [[Free_Software_Directory:Antifeatures|antifeatures]].
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If you are looking for a full operating system for your computer, please see our list of [https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html free GNU/Linux distributions].
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The FSD is made thanks to user contributions and our [[Free Software Directory:Stack|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 [[Free_Software_Directory:Antifeatures|antifeatures]].
  
If you are looking for a full operating system for your computer, please see our list of [https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html free GNU/Linux distributions].
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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. [https://donate.fsf.org/ Please consider donating to the FSF] to help support this project.
 
The FSF provides this directory as a service to the free software community. [https://donate.fsf.org/ Please consider donating to the FSF] to help support this project.
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Latest revision as of 07:22, 18 March 2021

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.



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