Preferred free and open-source software (FOSS)

This is our list of preferred free and open-source software (FOSS) and underlying technologies at workstation (WS) side. The aim of the list and the comments below is to improve interoperability at Embedeo, but it could be useful for the general public as well. Often, casual computer users are pleasantly surprised to discover that there are free and open source alternatives to commercial applications that they have been previously using.


To keep the list compact, we use some abbreviations in square brackets. A capital letter means that the software is either available or we recommend it for certain platform: BSD-style OS [B], GNU/Linux [L], Windows [W]. If there is [t], it means that we have not finished testing that software for our specific needs.

General information about some organisations related to free and/or open source philosophy can be obtained from (example list in random order): Free Software Foundation, Open Source Initiative, The FreeBSD Foundation. At Embedeo, we often refer to a good overview page of various licenses found on GNU website.

We wish to thank all developers and contributors of FOSS mentioned above!

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