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.

Hamburg, April 30th, 2002


of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSF Europe)
and supporting parties
for the
Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the rules for the participation of undertakings, research centres and universities and for the dissemination of research results for the implementation of the European Community framework programme 2002--2006

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About the FSF Europe

The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSF Europe) is a non-profit NGO, currently recognised as a charity in Germany, dedicated to all aspects of Free Software in Europe. It is part of a global network of Free Software Foundations with the FSF North America (FSF NA), founded in 1985 by Richard M. Stallman, currently being the most prominent sister organisation. Information about the activities of the FSF Europe can be found at

Since its founding in early 2001, the FSF Europe has already developed a presence in 7 European countries1 through its associated organisations2, local chapters and/or members from those countries. Presences in other countries are under development.

The FSF Europe played a key role in the decision to begin moving towards Free Software with the servers of the German parliament in order to reduce dependency on foreign monopolies and was also involved in the comments of the French government against the adoption of software patents.

Among other things, it participates in the K.A.IV 3.3 of the 5th European Commission framework programme as a partner of the ``AGNULA Project'' (IST-2001-34879).

Supporting parties

 CLIA 1, rue de Cursol
 33000 Bordeaux, France

AbulEdu Project
 c/o Jean Peyratout
 19 rue Denis Papin
 33600 Pessac, France

AEL (Association Electronique Libre) ASBL
 Rue de Leumont, 36
 B-4520 Wanze, Belgium

 Centre Paris Pleyel
 153 boulevard Anatole France
 93200 Saint-Denis, France

ANSOL - Associação Nacional para o Software Livre
 Travessa Nova do Covêlo, 27 - R/C Dto.
 Centro, 4200 Porto, Portugal

April (Association Pour la Promotion et la Recherche en Informatique Libre)
 8 rue de Valois
 75001 Paris, France

Association For Free Software (AFFS)
 c/o Luminas
 7 Webster Close
 Norwich NR5 9DF, United Kingdom

Associazione Software Libero (AsSoLi)
 c/o Guidelli/Nelli - Piccardi
 Via Kyoto,8
 50126 Firenze, Italy

 Rue Jean Jaures B.P.68
 78340 Les Clayes Sous Bois, France

BYTEWISE Software GmbH
 Enga 2
 6890 Lustenau, Austria

Cendio Systems AB
 Teknikringen 3
 583 30 Linköping, Sweden

Centro Tempo Reale
 Villa Strozzi - Via Pisana, 77
 50143 Firenze, Italy

CNUCE - Institute of the National Research Council of Italy
 Area della Ricerca di Pisa
 Via G. Moruzzi, 1
 56124 Pisa, Italy

CodeFactory AB
 Umestan, hus 2
 903 47 Umeå, Sweden

Code Lutin
 2 rue Robert le Ricolais
 44304 Nantes, France

 44-46 rue de l'Ouest
 75014 Paris, France

Eighth Layer Limited
 14 Sages Lea
 Woodbury Salterton
 Exeter, EX5 1RA, United Kingdom

 2 rue Alphonse Daudet
 92320 Chatillon, France

ERP5 League

FFS - Verein zur Förderung Freier Software
 Postfach 43
 5400 Hallein, Austria

Förderverein für eine Freie Informationelle Infrastruktur e.V. (FFII)
 Blutenburger Str. 17
 80636 München, Germany

Formale Modelle, Logik und Programmierung (FLP)
 Technische Universität Berlin, Fakultät IV
 Franklinstr. 28/29
 10587 Berlin, Germany

g10 Code GmbH
 Remscheider Str. 22
 40215 Düsseldorf, Germany

Icube S.r.l.
 via Fermi 6
 56010 Vicopisano (PI), Italy

 15/17 avenue de Ségur
 75007 Paris, France

Ingate Systems AB
 Box 10013
 121 26 Stockholm-Globen, Sweden

Institut Universitaire Professionalisant
 Génie Mathématique et Informatique
 Micro-Informatique et Machines Embarquées
 2 rue de la liberté, Saint Denis, 
 93526 Cedex, France

Intevation GmbH
 Georgstr. 4
 49074 Osnabrück, Germany

LinuxTag e.V.
 Universität Kaiserslautern
 67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany

LIVE - Linux-Verband e.V.
 Steinbachweg 23
 97252 Frickenhausen, Germany

Lolix SA
 8 rue de Valois
 75001 Paris, France

Luminas Ltd
 7 Webster Close
 Norwich, NR5 9DF, United Kingdom

MandrakeSoft S.A.
 43, rue d'Aboukir
 75002 Paris, France

MLX S.r.l.
 Via C. Farini 70
 20159 Milano, Italy

Nekhem Technologies s.r.l.
 via Garibaldi, 13
 10122 Torino, Italy

Nexedi SARL
 943, avenue de la République
 59700 Marcq-en-Baroeul, France

NSCI Novel Science International GmbH
 Obere Karspüle 36
 37073 Göttingen, Germany

Prosa srl
 Via Altinate, 120
 35121 Padova, Italy

SerNet Services Network GmbH
 Bahnhofsallee 1b
 37081 Göttingen, Germany

TeXne S.r.l.
 via San Siro, 74
 29100 Piacenza, Italy

 rue de l'Aqueduc, 83
 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

TZI Center for Computing Technologies
 Computer Science (FB 3), University of Bremen
 P.O. Box 33 04 40
 28334 Bremen, Germany

univention_ GmbH
 Fahrenheitstr. 1
 28359 Bremen, Germany

 Technologie-Zentrum Informatik, University of Bremen
 P.O. Box 33 04 40
 28334 Bremen, Germany

Werk 21
 Gormannstr. 16
 10119 Berlin, Germany

Yacme Srl
 Via del Mobiliere 9
 40138 Bologna, Italy 

1 France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, United Kingdom, Austria, Portugal.
2 There are currently 6 associate organisations.