List of free and open-source software packages

List of free and open-source software packages

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.

Contents

  • Applied fields 1
    • Artificial intelligence 1.1
    • CAD 1.2
      • Electronic design automation (EDA) 1.2.1
    • Computer simulation 1.3
    • Finance 1.4
    • Integrated Library Management Software 1.5
    • Image editor 1.6
    • Mathematics 1.7
    • Reference management software 1.8
    • Science 1.9
      • Bioinformatics 1.9.1
      • Cheminformatics 1.9.2
      • Geographic Information Systems 1.9.3
      • Grid Computing 1.9.4
      • Microscope image processing 1.9.5
      • Molecular dynamics 1.9.6
      • Molecule viewer 1.9.7
      • Nanotechnology 1.9.8
      • Plotting 1.9.9
    • Statistics 1.10
    • Surveys 1.11
    • Quantum chemistry 1.12
  • Assistive technology 2
    • Speech (synthesis and recognition) 2.1
    • Other assistive technology 2.2
  • Data storage and management 3
    • Backup software 3.1
    • Database management systems (including administration) 3.2
    • Data mining 3.3
    • Data Visualization Components 3.4
    • Digital Asset Management software 3.5
    • Disk partitioning software 3.6
    • Enterprise search engines 3.7
    • ETLs (Extract Transform Load) 3.8
    • File archivers 3.9
    • File Systems 3.10
  • Networking and Internet 4
    • Advertising 4.1
    • Communication-related 4.2
    • E-mail 4.3
    • File transfer 4.4
    • Instant messaging 4.5
    • IRC Clients 4.6
    • Middleware 4.7
    • RSS/Atom readers/aggregators 4.8
    • Peer-to-peer file sharing 4.9
    • Portal Server 4.10
    • Remote access and management 4.11
    • Routing software 4.12
    • Web browsers 4.13
    • Webcam 4.14
    • Webgrabber 4.15
    • Web-related 4.16
    • Other networking programs 4.17
  • Educational 5
    • Educational suites 5.1
    • Geography 5.2
    • Learning support 5.3
    • Language 5.4
    • Typing 5.5
    • Other educational programs 5.6
  • File managers 6
  • Games 7
    • Application layer 7.1
  • Genealogy 8
  • Graphical user interface 9
    • Desktop environments 9.1
    • Window managers 9.2
    • Windowing system 9.3
  • Groupware 10
    • Content management systems 10.1
    • Wiki software 10.2
  • Healthcare software 11
  • Media 12
    • 2D animation 12.1
    • 3D animation 12.2
    • Audio editors / audio management 12.3
    • CD/USB-writing software 12.4
    • Flash animation 12.5
    • Graphics 12.6
    • Image galleries 12.7
    • Image viewers 12.8
    • Multimedia codecs / containers / splitters 12.9
    • Television 12.10
    • Video converters 12.11
    • Video editing 12.12
    • Video encoders 12.13
    • Video players 12.14
    • Other media packages 12.15
  • Operating systems 13
    • Emulation and Virtualisation 13.1
  • Password management 14
  • Personal information managers 15
  • Programming language support 16
    • Bug trackers 16.1
    • Code generators 16.2
    • Configuration software 16.3
    • Debuggers (for testing and trouble-shooting) 16.4
    • Integrated development environments 16.5
    • Version control systems 16.6
  • Screensavers 17
  • Security 18
    • Anti-virus 18.1
    • Data loss prevention 18.2
    • Data recovery 18.3
      • Forensics 18.3.1
    • Disk erasing 18.4
    • Encryption 18.5
      • Disk encryption 18.5.1
    • Firewall 18.6
    • Network and security monitoring 18.7
    • Secure Shell (ssh) 18.8
    • Other security programs 18.9
  • Theology 19
    • Bible study tools 19.1
  • Typesetting 20
  • See also 21
    • General directories 21.1
  • References 22
  • External links 23
    • General Directories 23.1
    • Open source for Windows 23.2

Applied fields

Artificial intelligence

  • General
    • OpenCog A project that aims to build an artificial general intelligence (AGI) framework. OpenCog Prime is a specific set of interacting components designed to give rise to human-equivalent artificial general intelligence.
  • Computer Vision
    • AForge.NET Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics library for the .NET Framework
    • OpenCV Computer Vision Library in C++
  • Machine Learning
  • Planning
    • TREX Reactive planning
  • Robotics
    • ROS Robot Operating System

CAD

Electronic design automation (EDA)

Computer simulation

  • Blender; 3D modeling software written in C, C++ and Python that can make animations and graphics for games
  • SimPy; queue-theoretic event-based simulator written in Python
  • flightgear is an open source flight simulator written for Windows, Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux.

Finance

Integrated Library Management Software

Image editor

  • Darktable - Digital image workflow management, including RAW processing.
  • digiKam - Integrated photography toolkit including editing capabilities.
  • GIMP — GNU Image Manipulation Program
  • Inkscape - An Open Source vector graphics editor.

Mathematics

Reference management software

Science

Bioinformatics

Cheminformatics

Geographic Information Systems

Grid Computing

  • P-GRADE Portal — Grid portal software enabling the creation, execution and monitoring of workflows through high-level Web interfaces

Microscope image processing

Molecular dynamics

Molecule viewer

Nanotechnology

Plotting

Statistics

Surveys

Quantum chemistry

Assistive technology

Speech (synthesis and recognition)

Other assistive technology

Data storage and management

Backup software

Database management systems (including administration)

Data mining

Data Visualization Components

  • ParaView plotting and visualization functions developed by Sandia National Laboratory, capable of massively parallel flow visualization utilizing multiple computer processors
  • VTK is a toolkit for 3D computer graphics, image processing and visualization.

Digital Asset Management software

  • OpenDAM, Free Open Source Digital Asset Management for enterprise content management integration, to manage image, pictures and video files.

Disk partitioning software

Enterprise search engines

ETLs (Extract Transform Load)

File archivers

File Systems

Networking and Internet

Advertising

Communication-related

E-mail

File transfer

Instant messaging

IRC Clients

Middleware

RSS/Atom readers/aggregators

Peer-to-peer file sharing

Portal Server

Remote access and management

Routing software

Web browsers

Webcam

Webgrabber

Web-related

  • Apache Cocoon — a web application framework
  • Apache — the most popular web server
  • AWStats — a log file parser and analyzer
  • BookmarkSync — a tool for browsers
  • Cherokee — Speedy, feature rich HTTP Server
  • curl-loader — a powerful HTTP/HTTPS/FTP/FTPS loading and testing open-source tool
  • Hiawatha — Secure, high performance and easy-to-configure HTTP Server
  • HTTP File Server — a user friendly file server software with a drag and drop interface
  • lighttpd — Resource sparing but also fast and full featured HTTP Server
  • nginx — lightweight, high performance web server/reverse proxy and e-mail (IMAP/POP3) proxy
  • NetKernel — an internet application server
  • Piwik — a web analytics system
  • Qcodo — a PHP5 framework
  • Railo — CFML Application Server
  • Squid (software) — web proxy cache
  • XAMPP — a package of web applications including Apache and MySQL
  • Zope — a web application server

Other networking programs

Educational

Educational suites

  • ATutor — a web-based Learning Content Management System (LCMS)
  • Chamilo — a web-based e-learning and content management system
  • DoceboLMS
  • eFront — an icon-based learning management system
  • FlightPath - academic advising software for universities
  • GCompris
  • Gnaural — Brainwave entrainment software
  • IUP Portfolio
  • ILIAS — a web-based learning management system (LMS)
  • Moodle
  • Omeka
  • openSIS — a web-based Student Information and School Management system
  • Sakai Project — a web-based learning management system
  • SWAD - a web-based learning management system
  • Tux Paint — a paint application for 3–12 year olds

Geography

Learning support

Language

Typing

Other educational programs

File managers

Games

Application layer

Genealogy

Graphical user interface

Desktop environments

Window managers

Windowing system

Groupware

Content management systems

Wiki software

Healthcare software

Media

2D animation

3D animation

Audio editors / audio management

CD/USB-writing software

Flash animation

Graphics

Image galleries

Image viewers

Multimedia codecs / containers / splitters

Television

Video converters

Video editing

Video encoders

Video players

Other media packages

Operating systems

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

Password management

Personal information managers

Programming language support

Bug trackers

Code generators

Configuration software

Debuggers (for testing and trouble-shooting)

Integrated development environments

Version control systems

Screensavers

Security

Anti-virus

Data loss prevention

Data recovery

Forensics

Disk erasing

Encryption

Disk encryption

Firewall

Network and security monitoring

Secure Shell (ssh)

Other security programs

Theology

Bible study tools

Typesetting

See also

General directories

References

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

External links

General Directories

  • Free Software Directory — The Free Software Directory of the Free Software Foundation.
  • Open Source Software Directory — Provides a list of open source software organized by categories.
  • Open Source Living — Open Source Living is a community-driven dynamic archive of Open Source software.
  • Ohloh — Ohloh is an open source directory that anyone can edit.
  • AlternativeTo - user-edited directory of alternatives to popular software - both open source and non-open-source. Alternatives are listed under the software they are considered an alternative to, rather than requiring the user to browse to a relevant category.

Open source for Windows

  • List Of Open-source Programs (LOOP list) for Windows
  • TheOpenDisc.com pre-assembled disc of OSS for Windows (successor to TheOpenCD.org)
  • The OSSwin project: Open Source for Windows