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Open Source Software

Open source software refers to a software that is released under a license granting anyone permission to use, modify, change or redistribute its source code for any purpose. This open source process is an example of open collaboration where everyone benefits from the development of technological tools that solve real issues.

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Software Category Description Licence(s) Tag Usage Homepage Level of government Administration
Demeter Industry specific software Demeter is a comprehensive system for processing and analyzing X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy data. Artistic-2.0  X-Ray 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Firefox Content authoring and editing software Web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation. MPL-2.0  Web browserDesktopMobile 3 federal  pch esdc-edsc aafc-aac 
LESK Development software Laravel Enterprise Starter Kit, is a template project based on the Laravel framework, combining a set of features that can kick start any Web application. GPL-3.0-only Apache-2.0  HTTP ServerPHPLaravel 1 federal  gac-amc 
Subversion Development software Subversion is an open source version control system. Apache-2.0  Source Control 1 federal  eccc 
PHYLIP Industry specific software PHYLIP is a free package of programs for inferring phylogenies. BSD-2-Clause  Phylogenetics 1 federal  aafc-aac 
NumPy Development software NumPy is the fundamental package for scientific computing with Python. BSD-3-Clause  Python 1 federal  aafc-aac 
PhantomJS Utility and device driver software PhantomJS is a headless browser used for automating web page interaction. BSD-3-Clause  Browser 1 federal  aafc-aac 
WiX Toolset Utility and device driver software The WiX toolset lets developers create installers for Windows Installer, the Windows installation engine. MS-RL  Install 1 federal  tc 
Apache Network applications software Cross-platform web server. Apache-2.0  HTTP Server 3 federal  gac-amc aafc-aac eccc 
OpenSSH Networking software OpenSSH is a suite of secure networking utilities based on the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol. BSD-3-Clause  SSH 1 federal  aafc-aac 
PHPMailer Development software A full-featured email creation and transfer class for PHP. LGPL-2.1-only  LibraryEmail 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Elgg Development software Highly customizable web framework and CMS for building social apps MIT GPL-2.0-only  CollaborationSocial 1 federal  tbs-sct 
Kinovea Content authoring and editing software A video player that provides a set of tools to capture, slow down, study, compare, annotate and measure technical performances. GPL-2.0-only  Video 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Greenshot Utility and device driver software Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot software tool for Windows with the following key features: Quickly create screenshots of a selected region, window or fullscreen; you can even capture complete GPL-3.0-only  Screenshot 1 federal  aafc-aac 
AirFlow Content management software Airflow is a platform to programmatically author, schedule and monitor workflows. Apache-2.0  Data integration 1 municipal  city-of-montreal-qc 
Etherpad Content authoring and editing software Edit text documents collaboratively in real-time. Apache-2.0  CollaborationText editorProductivity 1 federal  tbs-sct 
VIM Content authoring and editing software Vim is a greatly improved version of the good old UNIX editor Vi. Vim  Vi 1 federal  aafc-aac 
FreeCAD Industry specific software FreeCAD is a general-purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler and a building information modeling (BIM) software with finite-element-method (FEM) support. GPL-2.0-only  CAD 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Eclipse IDE Development software Eclipse is an integrated development environment (IDE) used in computer programming. It contains a base workspace and an extensible plug-in system for customizing the environment. EPL-2.0  IDE 1 federal  aafc-aac 
VLC Media Player Utility and device driver software VLC media player is a free and open-source portable cross-platform media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project. GPL-2.0-only  Video 1 federal  aafc-aac 
MediaWiki Content authoring and editing software Wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. GPL-2.0-only  WikiWebsite 2 federal  tbs-sct eccc 
Ruby Development software Ruby is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language. Ruby  Programming Language 2 federal  aafc-aac tbs-sct 
Accumulo Data management and query software Accumulo is a sorted, distributed key/value store that provides robust, scalable data storage and retrieval. Apache-2.0  Application 1 municipal  city-of-montreal-qc 
7-zip Utility and device driver software 7-Zip is a free and open-source file archiver, a utility used to place groups of files within compressed containers known as "archives". LGPL-2.1-only  ZipArchive 2 federal  tbs-sct aafc-aac 
MySQL Data management and query software MySQL is an open-source relational database management system. GPL-2.0-only  Database 1 federal  eccc 
Anaconda Development software Anaconda is a distribution of the Python and R programming languages for scientific computing. BSD-3-Clause  PythonRData Science 1 federal  aafc-aac 
PuTTY Networking software PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. MIT  SCPSSHTelnet 1 federal  aafc-aac 
WinSCP Utility and device driver software WinSCP (Windows Secure Copy) is a free and open-source SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3 and SCP client for Microsoft Windows. Its main function is secure file transfer between a local and a remote compute GPL-3.0-only  SCP 1 federal  aafc-aac 
.NET Core Development software .NET Core is a free and open-source, managed computer software framework that is a cross-platform successor to .NET Framework. MIT  Programming Language 1 federal  tc 
Netscape Portable Runtime Utility and device driver software Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides a platform-neutral API for system level and libc-like functions. MPL-2.0  API 1 federal  aafc-aac 
AirBnb Knowledge Repo Data management and query software A platform for data scientists and other technical professions. Apache-2.0  Sharing knowledge 1 municipal  city-of-montreal-qc 
WinMerge Utility and device driver software WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle. GPL-2.0-or-later  Compare 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Windshaft-cartodb Data management and query software The CARTO Maps API tiler. It extends Windshaft and exposes a web service with extra functionality. BSD-3-Clause  API 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Zint Barcode Generator Utility and device driver software A barcode encoding library supporting over 50 symbologies. GPL-3.0-only  BarcodeLibrary 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Notepad++ Content authoring and editing software Text editor and Notepad replacement that runs in the Windows environment. GPL-2.0-only  DesktopProductivityText editor 3 federal  gac-amc tbs-sct aafc-aac 
VirtualDub Content authoring and editing software VirtualDub is a free and open-source video capture and video processing utility for Microsoft Windows. GPL-2.0-only  Video 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Drupal Content management software Content management system (CMS) written in PHP. Drupal provides a back-end framework for web sites. GPL-2.0-or-later  Application platform 10 federal  cse-cst tbs-sct tc statcan nrc-cnrc pmo-cpm tpsgc-pwgsc rcmp-grc otc-cta nrcan 
Plot Digitizer Industry specific software Plot Digitizer is a Java program used to digitize scanned plots of functional data. GPL-2.0-or-later  Plot 1 federal  aafc-aac 
iPerf Networking software iPerf is a tool for active measurements of the maximum achievable bandwidth on IP networks. BSD-3-Clause  Bandwidth 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Specify Industry specific software Specify processes the data associated with specimens in biological research collections. GPL-2.0-only  Data 1 federal  aafc-aac 
InkScape Content authoring and editing software Inkscape is a free and open-source vector graphics editor. GPL-2.0-only  ImageVector 1 federal  aafc-aac 
iTOP System Management software iTop stands for IT Operations Portal. It is a complete open source, ITIL, web based service management tool including a fully customizable CMDB, a helpdesk system and a document management tool. iTop AGPL-3.0-only  ITSMCMDB 1 federal  ssc-spc 
Bokeh Educational or reference software Bokeh is an interactive visualization library that targets modern web browsers for presentation. BSD-3-Clause  Visualisation 1 municipal  city-of-montreal-qc 
rsync Utility and device driver software rsync is a utility for efficiently transferring and synchronizing files between a computer and an external hard drive and across networked computers. GPL-3.0-only  File Transfer 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Elasticsearch Data management and query software Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of solving a growing number of use cases. Apache-2.0  Website 2 federal municipal  tc city-of-montreal-qc 
SAGA Industry specific software System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses is a geographic information system computer program, used to edit spatial data. GPL-2.0-or-later LGPL-2.1-only  GIS 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Vagrant Operating environment software Vagrant is an open-source software product for building and maintaining portable virtual software development environments. MIT  VM 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Angular Development software A framework for mobile and desktop applications. MIT  software framework 1 municipal  city-of-montreal-qc 
Subtitle Workshop Content authoring and editing software Subtitle Workshop is a free application for creating, editing, and converting text-based subtitle files. GPL-3.0-only  Subtitles 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Poppr Industry specific software Poppr is an R package designed for analysis of populations with mixed modes of sexual and clonal reproduction. GPL-2.0-only GPL-3.0-only  PackageR 1 federal  aafc-aac 
PyDev Development software PyDev is a Python IDE for Eclipse, which may be used in Python, Jython and IronPython development. EPL-1.0  IDE 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Texmaker Content authoring and editing software Texmaker is a cross-platform open-source LaTeX editor with an integrated PDF viewer. GPL-2.0-only  LaTeX 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Laravel Development software PHP web framework intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern. MIT  HTTP ServerPHP 1 federal  gac-amc 
Bugzilla Development software Bugzilla is a web-based general-purpose bug tracking system and testing tool originally developed and used by the Mozilla project, and licensed under the Mozilla Public License. MPL-2.0  Bug Tracking 1 federal  eccc 
QIIME Industry specific software QIIME is an open-source bioinformatics pipeline for performing microbiome analysis from raw DNA sequencing data. GPL-2.0-only  DNA 1 federal  aafc-aac 
calibre Utility and device driver software calibre is a powerful and easy to use e-book manager. GPL-3.0-only  eBook 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Audacity Content authoring and editing software Audacity is a free and open-source digital audio editor and recording application software. (mp3, Wave, AIFF, Flac, Ogg...) GPL-2.0-or-later  audio 1 federal  aafc-aac 
PERL Development software Perl is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 30 years of development. GPL-2.0-or-later  Programming Language 1 federal  eccc 
Docker Operating environment software Performs operating-system-level virtualization also known as containerization Apache-2.0  Container platformDevelopmentInfrastructure 2 federal  statcan tbs-sct 
Debezium Data management and query software Debezium is an open source distributed platform for change data capture. Apache-2.0  Incremental management of data 1 municipal  city-of-montreal-qc 
Artemis Industry specific software A set of software tools for genome browsing and annotation. GPL-3.0-only  Genome 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Beagle Genotype Imputation Method Industry specific software Beagle is a software package for phasing genotypes and for imputing ungenotyped markers. GPL-3.0-or-later  Genotypes 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Python Development software Python is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language. Python-2.0  Programming Language 2 federal  tbs-sct aafc-aac 
FASTX-Toolkit Industry specific software The FASTX-Toolkit is a collection of command line tools for Short-Reads FASTA/FASTQ files preprocessing. AGPL-3.0-or-later  Tools 1 federal  aafc-aac 
zLib Compression Library Development software zlib is a general-purpose lossless data-compression library for use on virtually any computer hardware and OS. Zlib  CompressionLibrary 1 federal  aafc-aac 
PyScripter Development software PyScripter is an open-source Python Integrated Development Environment (IDE). MIT MPL-1.0  IDE 1 federal  aafc-aac 
LibreOffice Content authoring and editing software LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. MPL-2.0  Office 1 federal  aafc-aac 
GIMP Content authoring and editing software GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. GPL-3.0-or-later  Graphics 1 federal  aafc-aac 
LAME MP3 Encoder Development software LAME is a high quality MPEG Audio Layer III (MP3) encoder licensed under the LGPL. LGPL-3.0-or-later  Audio 1 federal  aafc-aac 
NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) Utility and device driver software NVDA allows blind and vision impaired people to access and interact with the Windows operating system and many third party applications. GPL-2.0-only  Accessibility 2 federal  tbs-sct aafc-aac 
Samtools Industry specific software Samtools is a suite of programs for interacting with high-throughput sequencing data. MIT  DNA 1 federal  aafc-aac 
ProjectLibre Business function specific software ProjectLibre is project management software. CPAL-1.0  Project 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Ultimaker Cura Industry specific software Cura is an open source 3D printer slicing application. LGPL-3.0-or-later  3D Printing 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Cassandra Data management and query software Apache Cassandra is a highly-scalable partitioned row store. Apache-2.0  Data base 1 municipal  city-of-montreal-qc 
Ubuntu Operating environment software Ubuntu is a free and open-source Linux distribution based on Debian. GPL-2.0-only  Linux 1 federal  aafc-aac 
MantisBT Development software MantisBT is an open source issue tracker that provides a delicate balance between simplicity and power. GPL-2.0-only  Bug Tracking 1 federal  eccc 
Linux Operating environment software The Linux kernel is a Unix-like computer operating system kernel. GPL-2.0-only  Operating system kernel 4 federal municipal  tbs-sct city-of-montreal-qc ssc-spc eccc 
HISAT2 Industry specific software HISAT2 is a fast and sensitive alignment program for mapping next-generation sequencing reads against the general human population. GPL-3.0-only  Genome 1 federal  aafc-aac 
GNU Readline Library Utility and device driver software The GNU Readline library provides a set of functions for use by applications that allow users to edit command lines as they are typed in. GPL-3.0-only  Library 1 federal  aafc-aac 
QGIS Educational or reference software A Free and Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS). GPL-2.0-only  GIS 2 federal  statcan aafc-aac 
Tomcat Networking software The Apache Tomcat® software is an open source implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies. Apache-2.0  Server 1 federal  aafc-aac 
Rocket.Chat Information exchange software Instant messaging team chat. MIT  Instant messaging 1 federal  tbs-sct 
Mailman Information exchange software Mailman is free software for managing electronic mail discussion and e-newsletter lists. GPL-3.0-or-later  Mailing List 1 federal  eccc 
PHP Development software A server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP-License  Programming language 1 federal  gac-amc 
Ansible Content management software Ansible is an IT automation tool. GPL-3.0-only  Application platform 1 municipal  city-of-montreal-qc 
Git Utility and device driver software Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. GPL-2.0-only  GitSource Control 2 federal  tbs-sct aafc-aac 
Inselect Industry specific software Inselect is an application that automates the cropping of individual images of specimens from whole-drawer scans and similar images. BSD-3-Clause  Image 1 federal  aafc-aac 
R Development software R is a programming language environment for statistical computing and graphics supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing. GPL-2.0-only  Programming Language 3 federal  tbs-sct aafc-aac eccc 
Jekyll Development software Transform your plain text into static websites and blogs. MIT  Website 1 federal  tbs-sct 
RStudio Development software RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R. AGPL-3.0-only  IDER 1 federal  aafc-aac 

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