If you’re like me then you don’t like to spend money when you don’t have to. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of free software that you can download for free that’s all a part of the General Public License movement, a movement that was started at MIT. Anything from audio recording software to an alternative to Photoshop and Illustrator and more! I’ve included the download links as well as YouTube videos to help get you started.
“The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a widely used free software license, which guarantees end users the freedom to run, study, share and modify the software. The license was originally written by Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) for the GNU Project, and grants the recipients of a computer program the rights of the Free Software Definition. The GPL is a copyleft license, which means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD licenses and the MIT License are widely used examples. GPL was the first copyleft license for general use.” (source)
The Free Software
Download Link: http://www.audacityteam.org/download/
Download Link: https://musescore.org/en/download
Download Link: https://inkscape.org/en/download/
Download Link: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/
Download Link: http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
Download Link: https://www.blender.org/download/
I hope some of this software helps… Please feel free to share your thoughts by commenting below.