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A hand-picked, annotated list of Web resources about Free software.
Please sort and annotate in a user-friendly manner and consider archiving the URLs behind the links you provide. See also related web sources.

General Portals

Unesco free software portal info about and links to free software.

Download.com Find lots of stuff here. You can search for many of the software listed here, and see how popular or well rated they are.

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The Free Software Foundation The directory http://directory.fsf.org/ has lots of software, but probably lots of technical stuff. The GNU project http://www.gnu.org/ also links to the same directory.

Open Source Alternatives lists open source alternatives to commercial software.

Idealware provides candid Consumer-Reports-style reviews and articles about software of interest to nonprofits.

International Open Source Network stuff about open source. See FOSS general, then software. I think the portal to software is here http://www.iosn.net/foss/software/

International Free and Open Source Software Foundation actually, I'm not sure what this is, whether it has software or not. But it seems like an interesting organization.

101 Fantastic Freebies March 2008 lists a lot of downloads, some of which are listed here, like AbiWord

Best free software from Feb 2008. Briefly mentions many software, like Lotus Symphony and others.

Best free software from May 2013.

Portals to free GIS software

OpenSource GIS has gis and related software

Free GIS free software


Portals to free statistical software

John C. Pezzullo's list of free statistical software

Statistical (and other) Packages Available as Free Software

List of free software

StatSci list of free software

List of free statistical software

Association for Survey Computing software index lists some free stat software, although there isn't a separation between free and commercial, so it's kind of hard to find the free ones.