Our associated organisations

The Free Software Foundation Europe is empowering people to control technology. That is a goal which no single organisation can achieve alone. There are many groups who work successfully on this goal. Some help individuals and organisations to understand how Free Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination. Others enhance users' rights by abolishing barriers to Free Software adoption. Or they focus on encouraging people to use and develop Free Software.

No matter what focus or legal status your group has; we believe it is important to join forces and work together to reach our common goals. With our associated organisations we want to show that we are a strong movement. We exchange ideas, coordinate efforts, motivate each other, and find opportunities to work together on specific projects.

If you decided in your group to become an associated organisation, please get in contact with us.

If you are a company and want to show your support for our goals, we recommend to become donor of FSFE or one of our associated organisations below.

National Association for Free Software

ANSOL è la "National Association for Free Software" (Associazione Nazionale per il Software Libero). È un'associazione non-profit portoghese dedicata alla promozione, sviluppo, ricerca e studio di della libertà informatica e delle sue implicazioni sociali, politiche, filosofiche, culturali, tecniche e scientifiche.

Ελληνική Ένωση Φίλων Ελεύθερου Λογισμικού (Free Software Friends Greek Association)

The "Free Software Friends Greek Association" (also called "Greek Linux User Group" and since June 2010 was given also the name "GNU Greece" by Richard M. Stallman) is a greek NGO/Society, whose purpose is to promote GNU/Linux and Free Software in Greece through various activities as seminars, introduction speeches at schools, daily operation of GNU/Linux Labs around Greece and struggle for Free Software in the Greek public sector.

Barcelona Free Software Group

Barcelona Free Software is an organization which aims to unite the local Free Software community and spread Free Software values in Barcelona. They started in 2014 and since have met several times to discuss and celebrate different aspects of Free Culture ranging from Wikipedia and OSM to Clang. Their goal is to: Make sure the community is aware of local developments and teams; make sure there is someone to back Free Software locally by either becoming the contact or reaching to the right interlocutor if it is out of our scope; spread Free Software in Barcelona.

Fundația Ceata

Fundația Ceata è una fondazione romena per i programmi liberi e la cultura libera, in linea con la filosofia di programmi liberi del progetto GNU. Ha sede a Bucharest e ha squadre locali nella distretto di Cluj e nella Repubblica Moldova. Ceata ("la banda" in romeno) ha iniziato come gruppo informale nel giugno 2008, ed è diventata una fondazione nel febbraio 2013. Fin dagli inizi è stata molto coinvolto nella attivismo di programmi liberi, nell'organizzazione di eventi per la libertà digitale e nella sviluppo di programmi liberi e opere culturali liberi.


Dyne.org is a non-profit think/do tank with more than 10 years of expertise in developing Free Software tools and narratives for community empowerment.

Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure

FFII (Fondazione per una libera infrastruttura dell'informazione) è un'associazione non-profit di diritto tedesco che promuove uno sviluppo sostenibile dei beni pubblici informativi basato sul diritto d'autore, la libera concorrenza e gli standard aperti.

Verein zur Förderung Freier Informationen und Software e.V.

La ffis e.V. è un'associazione non-profit tedesca di appassionati del Software Libero, che supporta lo sviluppo e la crescita della libera informazione e del Software Libero attraverso vari eventi e progetti.

Föreningen fri kultur och programvara (Society for Free Culture and Software)

The Society for Free Culture and Software is a Swedish non-profit organisation working for a society built around a free exchange of knowledge, ideas and culture. The society works inter-disciplinary and gathers in the conference FSCONS knowledge from several different groups, including Creative Commons, Free Software Foundation Europe, Wikimedia, FriBit and EFN.

Free Software Initiative of Japan

Un'associazione non-profit giapponese per promuovere il Software Libero.


GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance is a non-profit organization founded in 2008, 35 Universities and Research Centers are shareholders of GFOSS. GFOSS' main goal is to promote Openness through the use and the development of Open Standards and Open Technologies in Education, Public Administration and Business in Greece.

Irish Free Software Organisation

Gli scopi della Irish Free Software Organisation (IFSO) sono la prevenzione di cambiamenti legislativi che possano danneggiare gli utenti e gli sviluppatori di software libero e la promozione del software libero tra gli utenti irlandesi.

KDE e.V.

KDE e.V. è l'ente che sovraintende al K Desktop Environment, il popolare ambiente grafico. Si tratta di un'organizzazione non-profit che gestisce tutti gli aspetti legali relativi al progetto KDE e ha tra i suoi scopi il sostegno di KDE e la sua diffusione.

Open Labs

Open Labs' mission is to promote openness, freedom, transparency and decentralization by amplifying our voice as a community altogether.

Open Source Design

Open Source Design's goal is to bring more designers into open source and free software and connect designers with free and open source projects.

The Document Foundation

The Document Foundation is a charitable foundation that works to eliminate the digital divide in society by giving everyone access to free (as in freedom) office productivity tools free of charge, thus enabling them to participate as full citizens in the 21st century. We support the preservation of mother tongues by encouraging everybody to translate, document, support, and promote our office productivity tools into their mother tongue; and enable users to retain rights in the documents they create, by supporting open document formats and open standards.

Fundacion Via Libre

Fundacion Via Libre -- Fondazione argentina per il software libero


Vrijschrift creates awareness about the economic and social meaning of free knowledge and culture for our society. Vrijschrift fulfills both a protecting and promoting role. Internationally we work together with the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure, the Free Software Foundation Europe, Project Gutenberg and a lot of other organisations.

Guglielmo Tux

Guglielmo Tux -- Campagna per il Software Libero. Associazione non-profit svizzera per il Software Libero.

Wikimedia Italia

Wikimedia Italia is an association to further free culture in Italy, with a specific focus on Wikimedia projects (such as Wikipedia and its sister projects) and OpenStreetMap. Free licenses and Free Software are the foundation on which they build.