About FSFE's Legal Work
FSFE is committed to helping individuals, projects, businesses and government agencies find Free Software legal information, experts and support. We do this by providing compliance, best practice, procurement and governance resources in-house, in partnership with our associate organisations and through our extensive network of contacts. Our mission is to spread knowledge, solve problems and encourage the long-term growth of Free Software. We are delighted to help you as part of this.
FSFE provides support to users, vendors, and government agencies regarding commercial and non-commercial use of Free Software. We also help people who want to report a licence violation by addressing compliance issues in the market in partnership with gpl-violations.org.
Supporting Best Practice
FSFE supports best practice for projects, companies and government agencies using Free Software by encouraging information-sharing, hosting events and answering questions directly.
FSFE provides one-to-one consultancy for projects and business about management processes, development policies and organizational structures that support Free Software.
FSFE provides one-to-one consultancy to government agencies about procurement and public tender approaches that allow fair competition, choice and access for Free Software.
FSFE facilitates the world's largest private, neutral network of legal experts in the field of Free Software licensing. This network drives discussions and develops knowledge around licensing and legal issues, providing a unique forum for driving maturity. We also run the European Legal Network Conference, a yearly event for debating, discussing and sharing knowledge about the current market situation and projected future for Free Software licenses.
FSFE maintains a collection of documentation on Free Software Legal and Licensing topics. It also produces guides and handbooks.
FSFE also provides educational outreach and copyright fiduciary programme services for Free Software Projects.
Contact FSFE Legal Today
You can contact FSFE regarding legal issues by sending a message to
English is our preferred language, though we can accept and translate other languages as required.
Schönhauser Allee 6/7, 10119 Berlin, Germany