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Listed in this category are software that qualify under the Open Source Definition or the criteria used by the Open Source Initiative to determine if a particular software license can be considered open source or not. Almost all open source software are free but not all freeware and free software are open source.
  • Better Codes

    Open source software development network, aiming to bring like minded coders around the world together to collaborate.

  • The Document Foundation

    Produces LibreOffice, a vendor-independent open-source office suite; includes details of the project and their products.

  • GNU Operating System

    Launched in 1984 to develop a complete UNIX style operating system which is free software: the GNU system.

  • GnuWin32

    Features a software that provides Win32-versions of GNU tools. Also includes a list of the characteristics of GnuWin32.

  • Launchy

    Open source Windows application allowing for one click launches of commonly used programs.

  • My Open Source

    A guide to open source application software for the Microsoft Windows platform.

  • Open Chrome

    Offers information on documentation, source code, releases, bug tracking, binary packages and mailing lists.

  • Open Journal Systems

    Journal management and publishing system developed by the Public Knowledge Project. Includes information on downloads, documentation, screenshots, FAQs, research and publications.

  • Open Office

    Offers downloads of this open source office suite, first produced as StarOffice, later sponsored by Sun Microsystems, now acquired by Oracle.

  • Open Source Windows

    Simple list of open source software available for Windows sorted by category.


    Features a freeware that enables users to transport their data and settings to any Windows-based computer.

  • Schoolforge

    Provides information on the school's advocacy, usage, and development of open resources for primary and secondary education.

  • SourceForge

    Open source software providing mailing lists, bug tracking and online forums.

  • TridiaVNC

    Software allows a user to view and control the remote screen, keyboard, and mouse of a host machine.

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