Links to Other Free Software Sites

To help promote knowledge of free software that isn't GNU software distributed by the FSF, we have collected the following links to other web sites that contain free software, or are 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 nonfree 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.

  • Floss Manuals, a collection of free manuals for free software.
  • Reuse RKT provides links to FAQs, standards and references.
  • GNUjdoc is a central archive of Japanese translations of GNU documents.

Unofficial GNU sites

Free knowledge & free culture

  • - The Free Encyclopedia.
  • - Free Software & Free Knowledge for a Free Society (mostly in Spanish).
  • Mutopia - collects and distributes free music, and information about free music.

Organizations related to free software

Companies that support free software development, and exclusively free software development

Organizations that work for freedom in computer development and electronic communications

  • OpenCores

    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.

  • Lumen

    Lumen, formerly 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 was an organization that opposed software patents and user interface copyrights.

    The League for Programming Freedom is inactive now. Please join our End Software Patents campaign!

  • 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 values.

  • Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (dissolved in 2013)

    CPSR was a public-interest alliance of computer scientists and others concerned about the impact of computer technology on society. They worked 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 Internet.

  • 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 (inactive since 2016).


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 <> if you have suggestions for the list.

  • Savannah, a hosting site provided by GNU for both GNU and non-GNU packages. More info.
  • Gna! (discontinued), 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.

  • Free Software Supporter (translated into Spanish and French).
  •, aggregation of blogs and news announcements from GNU packages.
  • Press/News, free software news from a Singapore GNU users group (inactive since May 2009).
  • GNUticias (in Spanish), archived news about free software and the GNU Project.