Free Software Foundation

See also: Free | Free Software | Open-Source | Big Boys

Home page: http://www.fsf.org

Acronym: Free Software Foundation

A non-profit NGO founded in 1985 by Richard Stallman to support the GNU project and legal infrastructure for the Free Software community. The majority of FSF’s funding comes from donations (http://donate.fsf.org), memberships (http://member.fsf.org), corporate patrons (http://patron.fsf.org), and the sale of t-shirts, books, and software (http://order.fsf.org/).

Related

  • FSF.org: Philosophy (http://www.fsf.org/philosophy) – The philosophy related to FSF.
  • FSF Europe (http://www.fsfeurope.org) – The Free Software Foundation of Europe.
  • FSF India (http://fsf.org.in) – The Free Software Foundation of India.
  • Eben Moglen – General Counsel, FSF; FSF’s lawyer; Professor of Law & Legal History, Columbia Law School; Moglen wrote the GPL.
  • Richard Stallman – Ex-programmer of MIT; Founder of the FSF.
  • Lawrence Lessig – Lawyer; Writer, especially of (cyber)law; Professor at Stanford; Member of FSF board of directors.

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