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A list of Free and open-source software for developers

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free for devstars60.1k - A list of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings that have free tiers of interest to devops and infradev

free-for-dev-zhstars942 - A list of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings that have free tiers of interest to Chinese devops and infradev

awesomestars220.2k - A list of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings that have free tiers of interest to devops and infradev


Source Code Repos


  • Atomstars58.5k - Opensource,fully-featured,hackable text editor for coding.
  • Visual Studio Codestars136.8k - Fully-featured IDE with thousands of extensions, cross-platform app development (Microsoft extensions available for download for iOS and Android), desktop, web and cloud development, multi-language support (C#, C++, JavaScript, Python, PHP and more)
  • VsCodium - Fully FOSS alternative to vscode
  • Coding WebIDEstars1.7k - The Coding WebIDE Community Edition project
  • CodeBoxstars4.1k - Open source cloud & desktop IDE
  • Bracketsstars33.5k - A modern and open-source code editor for HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Collaboration Tools

Code Quality


Feature management

  • Unleashstars6.4k - Free open-source feature flag & toggle service. SDKs for all major languages.

Security and PKI

Bug trackers

  • Bugzillastars468 - web-based bug-tracking software
  • Mantisstars1.4k - issue tracker that provides a delicate balance between simplicity and power
  • Tracstars440 - IT project management solution that enables software developers to track and address bugs, tasks, files, wiki pages, and more.
  • Open Project - Project management platform (has features like jira and confluence)

Project management

  • Redminestars4.5k - a flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails
  • Phabricatorstars12.3k - an open source collection of web applications which help software companies build better software
  • - Your Agile, Free and Open Source Project Management Tool


  • OpenShiftstars8.2k - build, deploy, and manage your applications with Docker and Kubernetes


  • Log4brainsstars570 - Docs-as-code knowledge base to manage Architecture Decision Records (ADR) for your project and publish them automatically as a static website


  • Okteto - Kubernetes and Docker Compose Platform
  • Dokku - Heroku like environment

Chat and Community

  • Matrix - Decentrialized End-to-End Encrypted Chat platform (you may want to use Element
  • Discourse - Community forum
  • Flarum - Community Forum (PHP based)

Mail server

  • Mailcow Email Server - Fully feature email server (for avarage use cases @lmtr0 recommends this one)
  • WildDuck Email Server - nodejs application to send emails (built for sclae (needs more hand work to make it work)


  1. FOSS-for-Dev Awesome
  2. Brothers
  3. Contents
  4. Source Code Repos
  5. IDE
  6. Collaboration Tools
  7. Code Quality
  8. CI / CD
  9. Feature management
  10. Security and PKI
  11. Bug trackers
  12. Project management
  13. PaaS
  14. Documentation
  15. Backend
  16. Chat and Community
  17. Mail server
Last Checked At: 2022-09-21T14:29:02.942Z


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