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The Free Software Foundation Europe is a charitable, registered association. We provide assistance, information and expertise on a wide variety of issues relating to Free Software. Individuals, communities and businesses are encouraged to contact us with questions. We maintain the world’s largest private network of Free Software legal experts. We have a skilled team that handles policy issues, and a network of specialists who advise on our various campaigns.

General Enquiries

You can always get in touch by emailing for any question you might have related to the FSFE.

If you prefer to send your email securely encrypted, please write directly to Matthias Kirschner.

Press/Media Enquiries

For media enquiries, please consult our press room or email

Legal Enquiries

To receive support with Free Software licences please email, our dedicated list. More details are available on the pages for the list and for our Legal Team.

Office Location and Postal Address

map of the vecinity of the FSFE office in Berlin

Free Software Foundation Europe e.V.
Schönhauser Allee 6/7
Stairway 2, 5. floor
10119 Berlin

Phone: +49-30-27595290

See on OpenStreetMap

Public and Community Discussions

The FSFE provides infrastructure to foster public discussion on Free Software topics. Everybody is encouraged to freely state their opinions on these platforms, but please keep the netiquette guidelines in mind. In particular be aware that discussions inside the FSFE's technical infrastructure are covered by our Code of Conduct that kindly asks all participants to be excellent to each other.

Opinions voiced in the public discussion are not official positions of the FSFE. For official statements see our press release lists or contact us.

Mailing Lists

We have a number of mailing lists for local groups as well as thematic teams. You can find a complete list of the public lists on our mailing list server.


The FSFE provides Discourse, a forum-like discussion platform. It is a complement to our mailing lists and allows for discussions and comments. You are welcome to become part of this new service and help us improving it.


The FSFE and many supporters use microblogging services to send status updates and interesting links. If you want to connect, follow the user fsfe on Mastodon, Linkedin, and Twitter.

We encourage you to use the tags #FreeSoftware, #IloveFS, #FSFE, etc. in your messages.

Local Groups

We have a network of Free Software volunteers meeting in local groups throughout Europe. Find more information about how to reach and join them at the local groups overview page.

Chat rooms


You are welcome to join us on Matrix. The room name is; it can be joined from accounts from all instances. Make sure to also check out the FSFE space at to find more suggested rooms. FSFE supporters and volunteers can get an account on our server.


We have an XMPP-Chat-Room where we can meet:

  • Server:
  • Channel: community

Other channels can be found with the room search of your XMPP client. If you would like to use an account on the FSFE server, please follow this guide.


You can also join other Free Software supporters on IRC:

  • Server:
  • Channel: #fsfe