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Awesome Free Software
Curated list of free as in freedom software
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Free, open-source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]
Cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon]
another cross-platform digital audio workstation, more oriented towards making beats.
Music streaming server with GUI management tools. Runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. (Source Code)
Command Line Tools
CLI utility and Python module for analyzing log files and other data.
Unix-like environment for Windows, providing access to a number of tools commonly found on Linux systems. (GNU GPLv3)
Remote terminal emulator that connects over SSH, Telnet, SCP, and rlogin protocols as well as raw socket connections. (MIT)
Secure video conferencing and desktop sharing using WebRTC. (Apache License 2.0)
Lets you become your own mail service provider in a few easy steps.
matrixdotorg](https://twitter.com/matrixdotorg) | - | Decentralised Open Source chat protocol with bridges to everywhere |
Telephone, teleconferencing, and media sharing through a distributed service. (GNU GPLv3)
A Dropbox-like web client where users can bring their own backend (FTP, SFTP, Webdav, S3, Minio, ...).
Free and open 3D creation software. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]
GUI app to remove exif metadata from images and videos with simple drag and drop. (MIT)
Open source image editor. ![Open-Source Software][oss icon] ![Freeware][freeware icon]
IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition & IntelliJ Platform
Open source office suite. ![Open-Source Software][oss icon] ![Freeware][freeware icon]
One of the earliest UNIX-like operating systems with a commitment to keeping nonfree software out of its system. (DFSG)
Hosted versions of many of the services on this list. (Multiple licenses)
Open, free, and uncensorable websites, using Bitcoin cryptography and BitTorrent network. (Source Code)
Lightweight Bitcoin client that provides wallet recovery, decentralized servers, and offline storage. (MIT)
Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. ![Open-Source Software][oss icon]
Lets you take screenshots or screencasts of any selected area with a single key. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]
A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. ![Open-Source Software][oss icon] ![Freeware][freeware icon]
Text editor for Unix-like computing systems or operating environments using a command line interface.
A macOS menu bar app that gives you more control over Grayscale Mode.
A minimal Markdown Editor desktop app. ![Mac OS X][macosx] ![Linux][linux] ![Windows][windows]
Lets you know when to turn off the computer and sleep based on calculated sleep cycles. (MIT)
A small program that redirects searches made from the Windows Start Menu or Cortana to whatever browser and search engine you prefer. (MIT)
Multimedia player that supports a variety of audio and video formats. (GNU GPLv3)
A small command-line program to download videos from YouTube.
QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer. (GNU GPLv2)
A simple command line notebook with multi-device sync and a web interface. ![Open-Source Software][OSS Icon] ![Freeware][Freeware Icon]
Open Source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time
Git repository manager for the entire code lifecycle. (MIT)
Collaborative resources mapper project, while yet only focused on exploring books mapping with wikidata and ISBNs. (Source Code)
Link aggregation and discussion with downvote explanations. (BSD 3-clause)
Wiki software that can organize and serve large amounts of frequently accessed data. (GNU GPLv2+)
Private search engine created by a non-profit that uses green electricity for its servers. (GNU AGPLv3)
The collaborative platform for mapping the world, including transport, transit, and routing data.
Decentralized video streaming service. (GNU AGPLv3)
Code management platform (similar to GitLab) built with PHP. (Apache License 2.0)
Secure, efficient, and extensible web server. (Apache License 2.0)
Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certified 3D printer built with libre hardware and software.
Desktops, motherboards, and other parts utilizing the IBM POWER9 processor and OpenBMC firmware.
Laptops, adapters, and mobile devices compatible with free operating systems.
Modern laptops, desktops, and printers that contain no proprietary software.
Off-grid, solar-powered, long-range mesh network built on free software and affordable, open hardware.
Hand-picked list of vendors from many regions that sell computers preinstalled with free software.
Wikipedia entry on the topic of free software.
Academic article presenting an economic analysis of libre software and its sustainability.
Over 15,000 free software packages.
Entirely free distributions.
Promotes access to knowledge via technology.
Network dedicated to globally promoting free software, innovative projects, and a world of sharing and cooperation.
Nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom.
Group in Bengaluru, India that spreads awareness about free software.
Promotes hardware that respects user freedom.
Helps people from underrepresented backgrounds find internships with FOSS software companies.
Charity that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend free, libre, and open source software projects.
Provider of no-cost legal services to free, libre, and open source software creators.
Promoting Solutions that Improve Wellbeing, Freedom and Society
A list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted locally. Selfhosting is the process of hosting and managing applications instead of renting from Software-as-a-Service providers
MOVED/ARCHIVED A curated list of amazingly awesome open source sysadmin resources.