- cdrtools, a comprehensive command line-based set of tools for creating and burning CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays.
- cdrkit, a fork of cdrtools by the Debian project.
- cdrdao, open source software for authoring and ripping of CD-ROMs in Disk-At-Once mode.
Linux and Unix
- dvd+rw-tools, a package for DVD and Blu-ray Disc writing on Unix and Unix-like systems.
- GUI (cdrtools based)
- Brasero, a GNOME CD/DVD burning application
- GnomeBaker, a GNOME CD/DVD burning application
- Graveman, a GTK+ CD/DVD burning application – project abandoned
- K3b, the KDE CD/DVD authoring program
- Nautilus, the GNOME file manager (includes basic CD/DVD-burning capabilities)
- Serpentine, the GNOME audio CD burning application
- SimpleBurn, a GTK+ CD/DVD burning application