OpenDisc is a collection of high quality OpenSource software for the MicrosoftWindows platform, aimed at users exclusively using said OperatingSystem. The two goals of the disc are to provide Free alternatives to otherwise costly equivalents, and to educate people about the Linux operating system. The disc will be updated periodically as new versions of software are continually released. Users are encouraged to volunteer in a number of ways, such as suggesting new software to add to future versions, or translating the text into different languages.

The project was born from another well known OpenSource collection project, TheOpenCD, which OpenDisc project lead Chris Gray managed for 18 months prior to starting the OpenDisc project. During his tenure, he identified numerous problems within TheOpenCD but was unable to solve the majority of them. Rather than continue on despite their considerable hindrance, he decided to start afresh without the overhead that slowed TheOpenCD development down. For more information, see his blog entry, Mutiny aboard the good ship TheOpenCD.