The Free Software Directory
The Free Software Directory is a catalog of useful free software that runs under free operating systems. FSF staff and volunteers work together to collect detailed information about free software programs and organize it in a clear and accessible format.
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The Free Software Directory is a project of the Free Software Foundation (FSF). We catalog useful free software that runs under free operating systems particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants.
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