Links to Other Free Software Sites
To help promote knowledge of free software that isn't
software distributed by the FSF,
we have collected the following
links to other web sites that contain free software, or is directly
related to the issue of free software.
We do not have links to web sites of the well-known GNU/Linux
system distributions, or to the well-known BSD system
distributions, because all those sites explicitly describe,
and facilitate access to, various non-free programs. We would
be glad to know of other free software web sites that we could
link to here.
The FSF is not responsible for the
contents of other web sites, or how up-to-date they are.
Free GNU/Linux distributions
We maintain information about
fully-free GNU/Linux distributions.
Other free operating systems
We maintain information about
fully-free system distributions that are not GNU/Linux.
Collections of free software
Free software documentation
The documentation at these sites may be older than the latest
versions distributed by GNU.
Unofficial GNU sites
Free knowledge & free culture
- The Free Encyclopedia.
- Free Software & Free Knowledge for a Free Society (mostly in
- Mutopia - collects and
distributes free music, and information about free music.
Organizations related to free software
- GNU Mexico - The Mexican branch
of the GNU Project
- GNU Spain - The
Spanish branch of the GNU Project
- GNU Italia - The Italian branch
of the GNU Project
- FSF Europe, Free Software
- FSF France, Free Software
- FSF India, Free Software
- FSF Latin America, Free
Software Foundation Latin America
- GNU Solidario, a
non-profit project to help developing countries with health and
education using free software tools
- Belgeler.org (unavailable at this time) - A very
comprehensive Turkish Translation project including philosophical
writings about Free Software
Patent Horror Gallery
- FFII: Protecting Information
Innovation against the Abuse of the Patent System
- End Software Patents
- Public Library
of Science organizes support for online public libraries of
- OpenCores.Org is a
volunteer group interested in developing hardware, with a similar
ethos to the free software movement.
- OpenStreetMap is a free
editable map of the whole world. OpenStreetMap allows you to freely
view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative
- The Free Model Foundry -
for electrical engineers, free simulation models of digital
of the Free Software Business mailing list
- Foundation for a Free
Informational Infrastructure (FFII)
- OpenCode (H2O)
- FreeGIS Project
- OFSET - The
Organization for Free Software in Education and Teaching.
CIPSGA [Archived Page] (closed in 2010 in
protest against software patents - see also
pFFP [Archived Page] - The plugincinema Free Film Project promotes
the use of free software to make and distribute films.
- Free Software Project in
- Free Software Corsica
promotes free software and hardware that supports
free GNU/Linux distributions
dedicated to the propagation and usage of GNU/Linux and Free
Software among the general computer users community.
- Fundacion via libre, an
organization which promotes sharing and development of the knowledge
based on free software movement principles.
- Sugar Labs, an
organization set up to continue development of the Sugar desktop
- FFKP, an organization that
promotes free culture and software based in Sweden.
- Fundația Ceata, Romanian foundation
fighting for Free Software and Free Culture.
- Several companies sell computers with
Companies that support free software development,
and exclusively free software development
Organizations that work for freedom in
computer development and electronic communications
The OpenCores project exists to further the aims of the Open IP Core
definition, which has the following tenets: information on using
the hardware must be available; the design of the hardware must be
available; design software for hardware must be available.
Chilling Effects is a collection point for cease and desist notices
concerning online activity — we invite visitors to enter
C&Ds they have received or sent. The website collects the
C&Ds in a searchable database and hyperlinks them to
explanations of the legal issues.
- The League for Programming Freedom
The League for Programming Freedom is an organization that
opposes software patents and user interface copyrights.
The League for Programming Freedom is inactive now. Please join
our End Software Patents
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a non-profit,
non-partisan organization working in the public interest to protect
fundamental civil liberties, including privacy and freedom of expression,
in the arena of computers and the Internet.
- Electronic Privacy Information Center
EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was
established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties
issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional
- Computer Professionals for Social
CPSR is a public-interest alliance of computer scientists and others
concerned about the impact of computer technology on society. We work to
influence decisions regarding the development and use of computers
because those decisions have far-reaching consequences and reflect our
basic values and priorities.
- American Civil Liberties Union
The American Civil Liberties Union is the nation's foremost
advocate of individual rights — litigating, legislating, and
educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual
freedom in the United States.
- Global Internet LibertyCampaign
The GILC comprises of members from American Civil
Liberties Union, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Human
Rights Watch, the Internet Society, Privacy International,
the Association des
Utilisateurs d'Internet, and other civil liberties and human rights
organizations. They advocate the prohibition of censorship of
on-line communication, and insist that on-line free expression should not
be restricted by indirect means such as excessively restrictive
governmental or private controls over computer hardware or software,
telecommunications infrastructure, or other essential components of the
- Electronic Frontiers Australia
Electronic Frontiers Australia Inc. (EFA) is a non-profit
national organisation representing Internet users concerned
with on-line freedoms and rights.
- Asociación por la Libertad de la Información
An association fighting for freedom of information in Spain.
These sites provide hosting for free software packages, focused on
source code. We don't list other well-known hosting sites since they
have advertisements or other encouragement for proprietary software. As
usual, contact us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have suggestions
for the list.
- Savannah, a hosting site
provided by GNU for both GNU and non-GNU packages. More info.
- Gna, the hosting site
provided by FSF France, with support from the French company Free.
- Puszcza (pronounced
"push-cha"), the hosting site maintained by long-time GNU volunteer
Sergey Poznyakoff in Ukraine.
News about free software
These sites offer updated news about GNU and other free software.
- planet.gnu.org, aggregation of
blogs and news announcements from GNU packages.
free software news from a Singapore GNU users group (inactive since
- GNUticias, news about
free software and the GNU Project (in Spanish).