List of free and open-source software packages

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This article is about software free to be modified and distributed. For examples of software free in the monetary sense, see List of freeware.

This is a list of free and open source software packages: computer software licensed under free software licenses and open source licenses. Software that fits the Free Software Definition may be more appropriately called free software; the GNU project in particular objects to their works being referred to as open source.[1] For more information about the philosophical background for open source software, see free software movement and Open Source Initiative. However, nearly all software meeting the Free Software Definition also meets the Open Source Definition and vice versa. A small fraction of the software that meets either definition is listed here.

Some of the Open Source applications are also the basis of commercial products, shown in the List of commercial open-source applications and services.

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Applied fields[edit]

Artificial intelligence[edit]

CAD[edit]

Electronic design automation (EDA)[edit]

Computer simulation[edit]

Finance[edit]

Integrated Library Management Software[edit]

Image editor[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see List of open-source software for mathematics.

Reference management software[edit]

Science[edit]

Main category: Free science software

Bioinformatics[edit]

Cheminformatics[edit]

Geographic Information Systems[edit]

Main category: Free GIS software

Grid Computing[edit]

Microscope image processing[edit]

Molecular dynamics[edit]

Molecule viewer[edit]

Nanotechnology[edit]

Plotting[edit]

Main category: Free plotting software

Risk Management[edit]

Active Agenda - Operational risk management and Rapid application development platform

Statistics[edit]

Surveys[edit]

Quantum chemistry[edit]

Assistive technology[edit]

Speech (synthesis and recognition)[edit]

Other assistive technology[edit]

Data storage and management[edit]

Backup software[edit]

Main category: Free backup software

Database management systems (including administration)[edit]

Data mining[edit]

Data Visualization Components[edit]

Digital Asset Management software[edit]

Disk partitioning software[edit]

Enterprise search engines[edit]

ETLs (Extract Transform Load)[edit]

File archivers[edit]

File Systems[edit]

Networking and Internet[edit]

Advertising[edit]

Communication-related[edit]

E-mail[edit]

Main category: Free email software

File transfer[edit]

Instant messaging[edit]

IRC Clients[edit]

Middleware[edit]

RSS/Atom readers/aggregators[edit]

Peer-to-peer file sharing[edit]

Portal Server[edit]

Remote access and management[edit]

Routing software[edit]

Main category: Free routing software

Web browsers[edit]

Main category: Free web browsers

Webcam[edit]

Webgrabber[edit]

Web-related[edit]

Other networking programs[edit]

Educational[edit]

Educational suites[edit]

Geography[edit]

Learning support[edit]

Language[edit]

Typing[edit]

Other educational programs[edit]

File managers[edit]

Main category: Free file managers

Games[edit]

Application layer[edit]

Genealogy[edit]

Graphical user interface[edit]

Desktop environments[edit]

Window managers[edit]

Main category: Free X window managers

Windowing system[edit]

Main category: Free windowing systems

Groupware[edit]

Main category: Free groupware

Content management systems[edit]

Wiki software[edit]

Main category: Free wiki software

Healthcare software[edit]

Media[edit]

2D animation[edit]

3D animation[edit]

Audio editors / audio management[edit]

Main article: Free audio software

CD/USB-writing software[edit]

Flash animation[edit]

Graphics[edit]

Main category: Free graphics software

Image galleries[edit]

Main category: Free image galleries

Image viewers[edit]

Multimedia codecs / containers / splitters[edit]

Television[edit]

Video converters[edit]

Video editing[edit]

Video encoders[edit]

Video players[edit]

Other media packages[edit]

Operating systems[edit]

Be advised that available distributions of these systems can contain, or offer to build and install, added software that is neither free software nor open source.

Emulation and Virtualisation[edit]

Password management[edit]

Personal information managers[edit]

Programming language support[edit]

Bug trackers[edit]

Code generators[edit]

Configuration software[edit]

Debuggers (for testing and trouble-shooting)[edit]

Integrated development environments[edit]

Version control systems[edit]

Screensavers[edit]

Security[edit]

Anti-virus[edit]

Data loss prevention[edit]

Data recovery[edit]

Forensics[edit]

Disk erasing[edit]

Encryption[edit]

Disk encryption[edit]

Firewall[edit]

Network and security monitoring[edit]

Secure Shell (ssh)[edit]

Other security programs[edit]

Main category: Free security software

Theology[edit]

Bible study tools[edit]

Typesetting[edit]

See also[edit]

General directories[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Stallman (July 13, 2011). "Why Open Source misses the point of Free Software". Retrieved August 24, 2011. 

External links[edit]

General Directories[edit]

Open source for Windows[edit]