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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 fieldsEdit

Artificial intelligenceEdit

  • 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
    • YARP – Yet Another Robot Platform

CADEdit

  • FreeCAD – Parametric 3D CAD modeler with a focus on mechanical engineering, BIM, and product design
  • LibreCAD – 2D CAD software using AutoCAD-like interface and file format

Electronic design automation (EDA)Edit

Computer simulationEdit

  • Blender – 3D modeling software written in C, C++, and Python containing cloth, hair, fluid, particle, and rigid body simulation techniques
  • flightgear – Flight simulator written for Windows, Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux
  • SimPy – Queue-theoretic event-based simulator written in Python

Desktop publishingEdit

  • Scribus - Designed for layout, typesetting, and preparation of files for professional-quality image-setting equipment. It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms.

FinanceEdit

Integrated Library Management SoftwareEdit

Image editorEdit

  • Darktable – Digital image workflow management, including RAW photo processing
  • digiKam – Integrated photography toolkit including editing capabilities
  • GIMP – Raster graphics editor aimed at image retouching/editing
  • Inkscape – Vector graphics editor
  • Karbon – Scalable vector drawing application in KDE
  • Krita – Digital painting and sketching application, with a variety of brush engines
  • LightZone - Free, open-source digital photo editor software application.
  • RawTherapee – Digital image workflow management aimed at RAW photo processing

MathematicsEdit

Reference management softwareEdit

ScienceEdit

BioinformaticsEdit

CheminformaticsEdit

Electronic Lab NotebooksEdit

Geographic Information SystemsEdit

Grid computingEdit

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

Microscope image processingEdit

  • CellProfiler – Automatic microscopic analysis, aimed at individuals lacking training in computer vision
  • Endrov – Java-based plugin architecture designed to analyse complex spatio-temporal image data
  • FIJI (software)ImageJ-based image processing
  • Ilastik – Image-classification and segmentation software
  • ImageJ – Image processing application developed at the National Institutes of Health
  • IMOD – 2D and 3D analysis of electron microscopy data
  • ITK – Development framework used for creation of image segmentation and registration programs
  • KNIME – Data analytics, reporting, and integration platform
  • VTK – C++ toolkit for 3D computer graphics, image processing, and visualisation
  • 3DSlicer – Medical image analysis and visualisation

Molecular dynamicsEdit

  • GROMACS – Protein, lipid, and nucleic acid simulation
  • LAMMPS – Molecular dynamics software
  • MDynaMix – General-purpose molecular dynamics, simulating mixtures of molecules
  • NAMD – Parallel efficient simulation of large systems involving millions of atoms
  • NWChem – Quantum chemical and molecular dynamics software

Molecule viewerEdit

  • Avogadro – Plugin-extensible molecule visualisation
  • BALLView – Molecular modeling and visualisation
  • Jmol – 3D representation of molecules in a variety of formats, for use as a teaching tool
  • Molekel – Molecule viewing software
  • MeshLab – Able to import PDB dataset and build up surfaces from them
  • PyMOL – High-quality representations of small molecules as well as biological macromolecules
  • QuteMol – Interactive molecule representations offering an array of innovative OpenGL visual effects
  • RasMol – Visualisation of biological macromolecules

NanotechnologyEdit

PlottingEdit

Quantum chemistryEdit

  • CP2K – Atomistic and molecular simulation of solid-state, liquid, molecular, and biological systems

Risk ManagementEdit

StatisticsEdit

SurveysEdit

Assistive technologyEdit

Speech (synthesis and recognition)Edit

Other assistive technologyEdit

Data storage and managementEdit

Backup softwareEdit

Database management systems (including administration)Edit

Data miningEdit

Data Visualization ComponentsEdit

  • ParaView – Plotting and visualization functions developed by Sandia National Laboratory; capable of massively parallel flow visualization utilizing multiple computer processors
  • VTK – Toolkit for 3D computer graphics, image processing, and visualisation.

Digital Asset Management software systemEdit

Disk partitioning softwareEdit

Enterprise search enginesEdit

ETLs (Extract Transform Load)Edit

File archiversEdit

File SystemsEdit

Networking and InternetEdit

AdvertisingEdit

Communication-relatedEdit

E-mailEdit

File transferEdit

Grid and distributed processingEdit

Instant messagingEdit

IRC ClientsEdit

MiddlewareEdit

RSS/Atom readers/aggregatorsEdit

Peer-to-peer file sharingEdit

Portal ServerEdit

Remote access and managementEdit

Routing softwareEdit

Web browsersEdit

WebcamEdit

  • Cheese – GNOME webcam application
  • Guvcview – Linux webcam application

WebgrabberEdit

Web-relatedEdit

  • Apache Cocoon – A web application framework
  • Apache – The most popular web server
  • AWStats – Log file parser and analyzer
  • BookmarkSync – Tool for browsers
  • Cherokee – Fast, feature-rich HTTP server
  • curl-loader – Powerful HTTP/HTTPS/FTP/FTPS loading and testing tool
  • FileZilla - FTP
  • Hiawatha – Secure, high performance, and easy-to-configure HTTP server
  • HTTP File Server – User-friendly file server software, with a drag-and-drop interface
  • lighttpd – Resource-sparing, but also fast and full-featured, HTTP Server
  • Lucee – CFML application server
  • Nginx – Lightweight, high performance web server/reverse proxy and e-mail (IMAP/POP3) proxy
  • NetKernel – Internet application server
  • Qcodo – PHP5 framework
  • Squid (software) – Web proxy cache
  • Vaadin – Fast, Java-based framework for creating web applications
  • Varnish (software) – High-performance web application accelerator/reverse proxy and load balancer/HTTP router
  • XAMPP – Package of web applications including Apache and MariaDB
  • Zope – Web application server

Web search enginesEdit

Other networking programsEdit

EducationalEdit

Educational suitesEdit

  • ATutor – Web-based Learning Content Management System (LCMS)
  • Chamilo – Web-based e-learning and content management system
  • Claroline – Collaborative Learning Management System
  • DoceboLMS – SAAS/cloud platform for learning
  • eFront – Icon-based learning management system
  • FlightPath – Academic advising software for universities
  • GCompris – Educational entertainment, aimed at children aged 2–10
  • Gnaural – Brainwave entrainment software
  • H5P – Framework for creating and sharing interactive HTML5 content
  • IUP Portfolio – Educational platform for Swedish schools
  • ILIAS – Web-based learning management system (LMS)
  • Moodle – Free and open-source learning management system
  • OLAT – Web-based Learning Content Management System
  • Omeka – Content management system for online digital collections
  • openSIS – Web-based Student Information and School Management system
  • Sakai Project – Web-based learning management system
  • SWAD – Web-based learning management system
  • Tux Paint – Painting application for 3–12 year olds
  • UberStudent – Linux based operating system and software suite for academic studies

GeographyEdit

  • KGeography – Educational game teaching geography

Learning supportEdit

LanguageEdit

TypingEdit

  • KTouch – Touch typing lessons with a variety of keyboard layouts
  • Tux Typing – Typing tutor for children, featuring two games to improve typing speed

File managersEdit

GamesEdit

Application layerEdit

  • WINE – Allows Windows applications to be run on Unix-like operating systems

GenealogyEdit

Graphical user interfaceEdit

Desktop environmentsEdit

Window managersEdit

Windowing systemEdit

GroupwareEdit

Content management systemsEdit

Wiki softwareEdit

Healthcare softwareEdit

Hobby softwareEdit

HomebrewingEdit

MediaEdit

2D animationEdit

  • Pencil2D – Simple 2D graphics and animation program
  • Pivot Animator – Application used to create stick figure and sprite animations
  • Synfig – 2D vector graphics and timeline based animation
  • TupiTube (formerly KTooN) – Application for the design and creation of animation
  • OpenToonz – Part of a family of 2D animation software

3D animationEdit

  • Blender – Professional computer graphics software featuring modeling, sculpting, texturing, rigging, simulation, rendering, camera tracking, video editing, and compositing
  • OpenFX – Modeling and animation software with a variety of built-in post processing effects
  • Seamless3d – Node-driven 3D modeling software

Audio editors, audio managementEdit

CD/USB-writing softwareEdit

Flash animationEdit

Game EnginesEdit

  • Godot – Application for the design of cross-platform videogames

GraphicsEdit

Image galleriesEdit

Image viewersEdit

Multimedia codecs, containers, splittersEdit

TelevisionEdit

Video convertersEdit

Video editingEdit

Video encodersEdit

Video playersEdit

Other media packagesEdit

  • Celtx – Media pre-production software

Office suitesEdit

Operating systemsEdit

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 VirtualisationEdit

Personal information managersEdit

Programming language supportEdit

Bug trackersEdit

Code generatorsEdit

Documentation generatorsEdit

  • Doxygen – Tool for writing software reference documentation. The documentation is written within code.
  • Mkd – The software documentation is extracted from the sources files, from pseudocode or comments.
  • Natural Docs – Claims to use a more natural language as input from the comments, hence its name.

Configuration softwareEdit

Debuggers (for testing and trouble-shooting)Edit

Integrated development environmentsEdit

Version control systemsEdit

ScreensaversEdit

SecurityEdit

AntivirusEdit

Data loss preventionEdit

Data recoveryEdit

ForensicsEdit

Anti-forensicsEdit

Disk erasingEdit

EncryptionEdit

Disk encryptionEdit

Database encryptionEdit

FirewallEdit

Network and security monitoringEdit

Secure Shell (SSH)Edit

Password managementEdit

Other security programsEdit

TheologyEdit

Bible study toolsEdit

TypesettingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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