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Although some BSD distros are mostly free software, they all contain binary firmware programs. Some contain other nonfree programs as well.

You may want to check the Runs-on/BSD category for more software.

Type Free program[1] Replacement for
3D computer graphics software Blender
Anonymous P2P GNUnet
BitTorrent client qBittorrent
Compiler MinGW
Desktop publishing Scribus
Diagramming software Xfig
Document viewer Evince
Email client, news aggregator Claws Mail
Multimedia communication GNU Ring, Linphone
Instant messaging client Pidgin Yahoo! Messenger
Live USB
Media player VLC media player (VLC)
Office suite LibreOffice
Online storage ownCloud (client only)
Raster graphics editor GIMP
Text editor Emacs, Vim
Vector graphics editor Inkscape
Web browser[2] Midori Chromium
  1. This is a selection of the more common free software applications available for BSD distributions, and is nothing like a comprehensive list.
  2. Why not recommend Mozilla branded software like Firefox, Firefox Focus, Firefox for Android (Fennec), Firefox for iOS, SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird? As explained in our Free Software Definition, all four freedoms must be available on both a commercial and non-commercial basis. Mozilla's trademark policy serves to limit Freedom 2 to gratis distribution only, making the software nonfree. Debian has permission to redistribute modified copies of Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey with their original branding, but that is an exception for Debian, and anyway it is a different issue.

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