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Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation

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On 16 September, one of our independent sister organisations, the US-based Free Software Foundation (FSF), announced the resignation of Richard M. Stallman as its president. While we recognise Stallman's role in founding the Free Software movement, we welcome the decision.

The Free Software Foundation Europe's mission is to empower people from all backgrounds to control technology and thereby create a better society for everyone. We want to ensure that every human can understand how software works, use the software for any purpose without discrimination, share it with others, and adapt it to their own specific needs.

We will continue to work with all the many organisations and individuals out there contributing to software freedom every day, including our sister organisations in India, Latin America, and the United States. Together we can ensure the continued growth and success of the Free Software movement, balance power in our society, and make the Free Software community a safer and more respectful place for everyone who wants to participate in it.

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