Are there any notable software projects done by traditionally non-software companies?

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  • ChezScheme

    Chez Scheme

    The link doesn't work for me but to answer the title, I found it interesting to learn that Chez Scheme (often regarded as the Scheme implementation which produces the fastest programs) is developed by Cisco, the company that makes networking hardware

  • pandoc

    Universal markup converter

    Not sure how notable they need to be but the excellent pandoc: https://github.com/jgm/pandoc was written by a philosophy professor and the excellent org-mode for emacs https://orgmode.org/ was written by an astronomer.

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • github-orgmode-tests

    This is a test project where you can explore how github interprets Org-mode files

    Not sure how notable they need to be but the excellent pandoc: https://github.com/jgm/pandoc was written by a philosophy professor and the excellent org-mode for emacs https://orgmode.org/ was written by an astronomer.

  • react-helmet

    A document head manager for React

    React Helmet is from the USA NFL National Football League. https://github.com/nfl/react-helmet

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