Since 2001 the FSFE has been enhancing users' rights by abolishing barriers for software freedom. For 20 years we have been helping individuals and organisations to understand how Free Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination.

For the next two decades we need your help. We want everyone to be able to control their technology. Free Software and its freedoms to use, study, share, and improve are the key to that goal.

FSFE - Income and Expense 2006

Income   EUR
Donations [1]
Hub [2] 27,738.20
Transfers Chapter Germany [3] 55,000.00
Transfers Chapter Italy [4] 2,652.95
Projects [5] 87,536.00
Fellowship dues 57,841.29
Merchandise 9,406.65
Total 240,175.09
Expense EUR
Personnel [6] 156,194.00
Travel Expenses [7] 31,603.57
Office Supplies 3,511.92
Representation 1,502.04
Rent 13,442.43
Shipping and telephone 2,966.50
Administrative fees [8] 384.36
Merchandise 6,706.48
Other Costs 6,948.59
Total 223,259.89

[1] A list of all FSFE donors that did not wish anonymity is available on the ThankGNUs list.

[2] Donations going directly to the main body of the FSFE (see "Hub"); usually (but not exclusively) from countries without established Chapter.

[3] Donations to the FSFE made through the German chapter.

[4] Donations to the FSFE made through the Italian chapter

[5] External funding for SELF, FTF and GPLv3.

[6] People paid: Georg Greve, Stefano Maffulli, Ciaran O'Riordan, Joachim Jakobs, Shane M. Coughlan, Jonas Öberg, Alexander Finkenberger (intern), Giacomo Poderi (intern), Maria Luisa Carli (intern).

[7] Including reimbursement for travel and accomodation for the GPLv3 conference in Barcelona.

[8] Bank fees and tax consultant work