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.

Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards (DCOS)

The DCOS was the very first Dynamic Coalition announced at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Athens, Greece. The initial announcement is online here. The first discussions took place in Athens during the IGF 2006 workshop on Open Standards. FSFE is one of the initial partners of the DCOS, and FSFE president Georg Greve is part of the DCOS interim steering committee.

It is important to understand that the coalition is still forming, including partners from governments, industry and non-governmental organisations. The following information was distributed during the IGF workshop in Athens in 2006, and provides a first idea of the Dynamic Coalition:

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