Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to control technology. Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives; and it is important that this technology empowers rather than restricts us. Free Software gives everybody the rights to use, understand, adapt, and share software. These rights help support other fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech, press, and privacy.
The FSFE helps individuals and organisations to understand how Free Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination. It enhances users' rights by abolishing barriers to Free Software adoption, encouraging people to use and develop Free Software, and providing resources to enable everyone to further promote Free Software in Europe.
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The Free Software Foundation Europe was founded in 2001 as a charity to empower users to control technology. You can find our goals defined in our mission statement, as well as the methods we use to achieve them. In our timeline, we collected our most important achievements since 2001 for promoting and defending software freedom in Europe, within various areas.
Matthias Kirschner, President of the FSFE:
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Background and resources
Access to software determines who may participate in a digital society. Read about Free Software's role within key areas in our introduction to Free Software.
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We see ourselves as Europeans with different backgrounds who support developing a common culture of co-operation. Our principles will help you understand the way we think and work.
Find members of our community, volunteers, interns, staffers and coordinators on our team page.