Our associated organisations
The Free Software Foundation Europe is empowering people to control technology. That is a goal which no single organisation can achieve alone. There are many groups who work successfully on this goal. Some help individuals and organisations to understand how Free Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination. Others enhance users' rights by abolishing barriers to Free Software adoption. Or they focus on encouraging people to use and develop Free Software.
No matter what focus or legal status you group has; we believe it is important to join forces and work together to reach our common goals. With our associated organisations we want to show that we are a strong movement. We exchange ideas, coordinate efforts, motivate each other, and find opportunities to work together on specific projects.
If you decided in your group to become an associated organisation, please get in contact with us.If you are a company and want to show your support for our goals, we recommend to become donor of FSFE or one of our associated organisations below.
Associação Nacional para o Software Livre (National Association for Free Software)
ANSOL is the "National Association for Free Software". It is a Portuguese non-profit association dedicated to the promotion, development, research and study of Computing Freedom and its social, political philosophical, cultural, technical and scientific implications.
Ελληνική Ένωση Φίλων Ελεύθερου Λογισμικού (Free Software Friends Greek Association)
The "Free Software Friends Greek Association" (also called "Greek Linux User Group" and since June 2010 was given also the name "GNU Greece" by Richard M. Stallman) is a greek NGO/Society, whose purpose is to promote GNU/Linux and Free Software in Greece through various activities as seminars, introduction speeches at schools, daily operation of GNU/Linux Labs around Greece and struggle for Free Software in the Greek public sector.
Fundația Ceata is a Romanian Free Software and Free Culture foundation aligned with the Free Software philosophy of the GNU Project. It is incorporated in Bucharest and has local teams in Cluj County and the Republic of Moldova. Ceata (Romanian for "the gang") has started as an informal group in June 2008 and it has become foundation in February 2013. Since its beginning Ceata is heavily involved in Free Software activism, organization of digital freedom events, and development of Free Software and Free Cultural works.
Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure
The FFII is a not-for-profit association registered in twenty European countries, dedicated to the development of information goods for the public benefit, based on copyright, free competition, open standards. More than 850 members, 3,500 companies and 100,000 supporters have entrusted the FFII to act as their voice in public policy questions concerning exclusion rights (intellectual property) in data processing.
Verein zur Förderung Freier Informationen und Software e.V. (Union for the Promotion of Free Information and Software)
The ffis e.V. is a German non-profit association of Free Software enthusiasts that supports the development and establishment of free information and Free Software with various events and projects.
Föreningen fri kultur och programvara (Society for Free Culture and Software)
The Society for Free Culture and Software is a Swedish non-profit organisation working for a society built around a free exchange of knowledge, ideas and culture. The society works inter-disciplinary and gathers in the conference FSCONS knowledge from several different groups, including Creative Commons, Free Software Foundation Europe, Wikimedia, FriBit and EFN.
Fundación Conocimiento Libre (Free Knowledge Foundation)
The FKF is a non-profit organisation based in Spain that promotes the idea of knowledge as a common good accessible by everybody. Its focus is on Free Knowledge, Free Software, Free Standards and Intellectual Wealth.
Free Software Initiative of Japan
A Japanese non-profit association to further Free Software.
Irish Free Software Organisation
The goals of Irish Free Software Organisation (IFSO) are to prevent changes in legislation which would harm Free Software users and developers, and to promote awareness of Free Software among Irish computer users.
KDE e.V. is the non-profit organization supporting the KDE community in creating free software. In addition to legal, financial, and organizational support KDE e.V. also provides representation and governance to the community. KDE is creating software with graphical user interfaces for end users. It is most well known for its desktop on GNU/Linux.
Organisation for Free Software in Education and Teaching
OFSET is a not for profit French international association under the law of 1901. It has been set up in response to the slow development of free educational software for the GNU system. It will promote all possible forms of development and localisations needed by the world wide education system.
Fundación Vía Libre (The Free Way Foundation)
Fundación Vía Libre – Argentinian Foundation for Free Software.
Vrijschrift creates awareness about the economic and social meaning of free knowledge and culture for our society. Vrijschrift fulfills both a protecting and promoting role. Internationally we work together with the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure, the Free Software Foundation Europe, Project Gutenberg and a lot of other organisations.
Wilhelm Tux -- Campaign for Free Software. Swiss non-profit for Free Software.