Outline of free software

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to free software and the free software movement:

Free softwaresoftware which can be run, studied, examined, modified, and redistributed freely (without any cost). This type of software, which was given its name in 1983, has also come to be known as "open-source software", "software libre", "FOSS", and "FLOSS". The term "Free" refers to it being unfettered, rather than being free of charge.

Large free software projects edit

Free software by type edit

Free and open-source software packages (by type)

Free software products edit

Operating system families edit

Open-source software development products edit

Free software movement edit

Challenges edit

Free software licenses edit

Specific licenses edit

License types and standards edit

History of the free software movement edit

Events edit

Organizations edit

Persons influential in the free software movement edit

Well known scholars edit

Other leading personalities edit

See also edit

External links edit