Excluded software

Certain tools cannot be included in Fedora for various reasons. This page documents these tools and includes suggestions for users.

This page discusses third-party software sources not officially affiliated with or endorsed by the Fedora Project. Use them at your own discretion. Fedora recommends the use of free and open source software and avoidance of software encumbered by patents.

Software Description Why not included Suggestion

Brian (version 1)

A clock driven simulator for spiking neural networks.

Version 1 is no longer being developed. It also does not support Python 3 and thus cannot be included in Fedora.

Please use Brian2 which is included in Fedora.


Library of analysis tools for FMRI, MRI and DTI brain imaging data.

The FSL license prohibits commercial use, and is therefore not a FOSS license. It cannot be included in Fedora.

Please use the instructions FSL developers provide to install FSL.

Nvidia drivers and CUDA

Proprietary software necessary for using Nvidia hardware.

In line with the Fedora communities foundations, NeuroFedora does not include any proprietary software.

Users may install the Nvidia drivers from the sister RPMFusion repositories.