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.

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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, encourage people to use and develop Free Software, and provide resources to enable everyone to further promote Free Software in Europe.

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The FSFE needs you to continue spreading software freedom in Europe!
Annual report of the Free Software Foundation Europe 2018
Call for sessions at the FSFE assembly during 35C3

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Free Software Foundation Europe e.V.
Schönhauser Allee 6/7
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About FSFE

The Free Software Foundation Europe was founded in 2001 as a charity to empower users to control technology. You can find our goals defined and the methods we use to achieve them written down in our mission statement. In our timeline, we collected our most important achievements to promote and defend software freedom in Europe since 2001 within various areas.

Matthias Kirschner, President of the FSFE:

Birthday video - 15 years of FSFE:

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