The following outline is provided as a guide to free software and movement software:

Free software – software that can be run , studied, examined, modified , and redistributed freely (without any cost). This kind of software, qui Was Given name icts in 1983 HAS aussi come to Be Known as ” open source software “, “free software”, ” FOSS ” and “FLOSS”. The term “Free” refers to it being unfettered , rather than being free of charge.

Large free software projects

  • GNU Project
  • Linux
  • Berkeley Software Distribution

Free software by type

Free and open-source software packages (by type)

  • Comparison of free software geophysics (
  • Comparison of free off-line GPS software
  • Comparison of free software for audio
  • Free statistical software
  • Free television software
  • Free web application software

Free software products

  • List of free software project directories
  • List of formerly proprietary software
  • List of Linux distributions
    • List of Ubuntu-based distributions
  • List of open source software packages
    • Comparison of open source wireless drivers
    • List of open source statistical packages
    • List of trademarked open source software
  • List of free and open-source Android applications
  • List of free and open-source software packages
  • List of free software web applications

Operating system families

  • Comparison of open-source operating systems
  • AROS
  • BSD
  • Darwin
  • eCos
  • FreeDOS
  • GNU
  • Haiku
  • Inferno
  • Linux
  • Mach
  • MINIX
  • OpenSolaris
  • Plan 9
  • ReactOS

Open-source software development products

Open-source software development

  • Basic For Qt
  • Eclipse
  • Free Pascal
  • FreeBASIC
  • Gambas
  • GCC
  • Java
  • LLVM
  • Lua
  • NetBeans
  • Open64
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • Python
  • PINK
  • Ruby
  • Tcl

Free software movement

Free software movement

  • Alternative terms for free software
  • Debian Social Contract
  • Free-software license
  • Gratis versus Free
  • Open Source
    • Open-source definition
    • Open-source software
    • Comparison of open source and closed source
    • Comparison of open-source software hosting facilities
  • Open standard
  • Long-term support
  • Software Package Data Exchange

Challenges

  • Binary blob
  • Digital rights management
  • Free and open-source graphics device driver
  • Hardware restrictions
  • License proliferation
  • Mozilla software rebranded by Debian
  • Proprietary software
  • SCO-Linux controversies
  • Windows 8 # Secure boot
  • Software patents and free software
  • Open-source software security
  • Trusted Computing

Free software licenses

Free software license

Specific licenses

  • Apache
  • Artistic
  • beerware
  • Boost Software License
  • BSD licenses
  • CC0
  • GNU General Public License
  • GNU Lesser General Public License
  • ISC license
  • MIT License
  • Mozilla Public License
  • Ms-PL / RL
  • WTFPL
  • Zlib License

License types and standards

  • Comparison of free and open-source software licenses
  • Contributor License Agreement
  • copyfree
  • copyleft
  • Debian Free Software Guidelines
  • Definition of Free Cultural Works
  • Free license
  • The Free Software Definition
  • The Open Source Definition
  • Open-source license
  • Permissive free software license
  • Public domain
  • Viral license

History of the free software movement

Main article: History of free software
  • Free Software Foundation
  • SCO-Linux controversies
  • Open Source Initiative
  • History of GNU
  • History of Haiku
  • History of Linux
  • History of the Linux kernel
  • Mozilla
    • History of Mozilla Application Suite
    • History of Firefox
    • History of Mozilla Thunderbird

Events

  • List of free-software events

Organizations

Free and open-source software organizations

  • Android Open Source Project
  • Apache Software Foundation
  • Blender Foundation
  • The Document Foundation
  • Eclipse Foundation
  • Free Software Foundation
    • Free Software Foundation Europe
    • Free Software Foundation of India
    • Free Software Foundation Latin America
  • FreeBSD Foundation
  • freedesktop.org
  • Free Software Movement of India
  • GNOME Foundation
  • GNU Project
  • Google Code
  • KDE eV
  • Linux Foundation
  • Mozilla Foundation
  • Open Knowledge Foundation
  • Open Source Geospatial Foundation
  • Open Source Initiative
  • Software Freedom Conservancy
  • SourceForge
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Ubuntu Foundation
  • X.Org Foundation
  • Xiph.Org Foundation
  • XMPP Standards Foundation

Persons influential in the free software movement

Well known scholars

  • Lawrence Lessig
  • John Gilmore
  • Eben Moglen
  • Eric S. Raymond

Other leading personalities

  • Rick Adams
  • Eric Allman
  • Brian Behlendorf
  • Keith Bostic
  • Alan Cox
  • Miguel de Icaza
  • Theo de Raadt
  • Jim Gettys
  • Jon Hall
  • Jordan Hubbard
  • Lynne Jolitz
  • William Jolitz
  • Rasmus Lerdorf
  • Marshall Kirk McKusick
  • Bram Moolenaar
  • Ian Murdock
  • Tim O’Reilly
  • Keith Packard
  • Brian Paul
  • Bruce Perens
  • Bob Scheifler
  • Mark Shuttleworth
  • Richard Stallman
  • Linus Torvalds
  • Andrew Tridgell
  • Guido van Rossum
  • Larry Wall

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