- This is a list of 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. 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.