September 17 marks the 13th annual Software Freedom Day celebration, with over 300 planned events worldwide. The day calls attention to software that is free to distribute, modify, access, share, study and use.
As part of the celebrations of Software Freedom Day 2016, AppleUsers.org has compiled a selection of some of the best, yet totally free, software that’s available for the Mac, collected together on a single DVD, called Spotlight on FOSS 2016 plus a bonus video and a copy of The AppleUsers Spotlight Software Freedom Day 2016 Special Edition. Fans of Stephen Fry will especially enjoy his Happy Birthday to GNU video.
Thanks as always to Mr. Pyers for these wonderful resources! See below for more information.
Apple User Group Leaders and Organizers of Software Freedom Day events can download the Golden Master (and support files including a DVD Label and Promo Flyer) free of charge from AppleUsers.org.
Copies of the DVD can then be burnt and distributed to Apple User Group members and to attendees of Software Freedom Day 2016 events — again free of charge.
A five page flyer, supplied as a PDF, which details the DVDs content is also available for printing out and displaying at Apple User Group Meetings and SFD Events. Feel free to expand it to A3 and use it as posters to promote the DVD contents.
The “Spotlight on FOSS 2016” DVD contains;
eBooks: Calibre, Jomic
Education: Celestia, Moodle, Stellarium
Games: Aleph One – Marathon, Armagetron Advanced, BZFlag, Cube 2: Sauerbraten, PrBoom, PySol Fan Club Edition, Scorched 3D, Wesnoth
Graphics: Blender, GIMP, Seashore
Internet: Adium, Cyberduck, Firefox, Kompozer, RSS Owl, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, Transmission, Vienna
Office Productivity: Apache OpenOffice, FormulatePro, FreeMind, LibreOffice, Skim
Utilities: Burn, ClamXav, MAMP (Macintosh, Apache, Mysql and PHP), Quicksilver,, SheepShaver, The Unarchiver, VirtualBox
Video: HandBrake, Miro Video Converter, Miro, Plex, Video Lan Client (VLC)
Bonus Video: Happy Birthday to GNU, by Stephen Fry
The applications and files supplied on this Disc are supplied as is and we make no representations regarding the applications nor any information related thereto. Any questions, complaints or claims regarding the applications must be directed to the appropriate software vendor.
— Downloading “Spotlight on FOSS 2016” —
The DVD Golden Master, plus a DVD Label and Promotional Flyer, can be downloaded from;
If you’d like to download the Spotlight FOSS Sampler Edition 2016 as a standalone file, you can download it, free of charge, from
Learn about Software Freedom Day