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 your 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

ANSOL est "L'Association Nationale pour le Logiciel Libre". C'est une association à but non lucratif Portugaise vouée à la promotion, au développement, à la recherche et à l'étude de la liberté informatique, ainsi qu'à ses implications sociales, politiques, philosophiques, culturelles, techniques et scientifiques.

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.

Barcelona Free Software Group

Barcelona Free Software is an organization which aims to unite the local Free Software community and spread Free Software values in Barcelona. They started in 2014 and since have met several times to discuss and celebrate different aspects of Free Culture ranging from Wikipedia and OSM to Clang. Their goal is to: Make sure the community is aware of local developments and teams; make sure there is someone to back Free Software locally by either becoming the contact or reaching to the right interlocutor if it is out of our scope; spread Free Software in Barcelona.

Fundația Ceata

Fundația Ceata est une fondation roumaine dévouée aux logiciels libres et à la culture libre, alignée avec la philosophie de logiciels libres du GNU projet. La fondation est inscrite à Bucarest et dispose d'équipes locales dans la région Cluj et dans la République de Moldavie. Ceata (Roumain pour «le gang») a commencé comme un groupe informel en juin 2008 et est devenue fondation en février 2013. Depuis le début, elle est très impliquée dans l'activisme pour des logiciels libres, l'organisation des événements dédiés à la liberté digitale et le développement des logiciels libres et des œuvres culturelles libres.


Dyne.org is a non-profit think/do tank with more than 10 years of expertise in developing Free Software tools and narratives for community empowerment.

Association pour une Infrastructure Informatique Libre

Une Association à but non lucratif de créateurs professionels et amateurs de logiciels, unis pour promouvoir une culture informatique fondée sur le respect du droit d'auteur, les standards ouverts, la concurrence et un réservoir croissant de code source librement modifiable.

Verein zur Förderung Freier Informationen und Software e.V.

La ffis e.V. est une association à but non lucratif Allemande de passionnés de Logiciel Libre qui aide au développement et à l'établissement d'information libre et de Logiciel Libre à travers divers événements et projets.

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.

Free Software Initiative of Japan

Une association Japonaise à but non lucratif pour faire avancer le Logiciel Libre.

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.

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.

Open Source Design

Open Source Design's goal is to bring more designers into open source and free software and connect designers with free and open source projects.

The Document Foundation

The Document Foundation is a charitable foundation that works to eliminate the digital divide in society by giving everyone access to free (as in freedom) office productivity tools free of charge, thus enabling them to participate as full citizens in the 21st century. We support the preservation of mother tongues by encouraging everybody to translate, document, support, and promote our office productivity tools into their mother tongue; and enable users to retain rights in the documents they create, by supporting open document formats and open standards.

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

Wilhelm Tux -- Campaign for Free Software. Swiss non-profit for Free Software.