Free Software Foundation

non-profit organiaation foondit bi Richard Stallman on 4 October 1985 tae support the free saftware muivement

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organiaation foondit bi Richard Stallman on 4 October 1985 tae support the free saftware muivement, which promotes the universal freedom tae study, distribute, create, an modify computer saftware,[4] wi the organisation's preference for saftware bein distributit unner copyleft ("share alik") terms,[5] such as wi its ain GNU General Public License.[6] The FSF wis incorporatit in Massachusetts, USA, whaur it is an aa based.[7]

Free Software Foundation
Free Software Foundation logo and wordmark.svg
AbbreviationFSF
MottoFree Software, Free Society
FormationOctober 4, 1985; 36 years ago (1985-10-04)[1]
Teep501(c)(3) non-profit organisation
Legal statusFoondation
PurposeEddicational
HeidquartersBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Region served
Warldwide
Membership
Private individuals an corporate patrons
President
Richard Stallman
AffiliationsSoftware Freedom Law Center
Budget
$1,136,393 in FY 2014[2]
Staff
12[3]
Wabsteidwww.fsf.org

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Corporations Division Entity Summary for ID Number: 042888848". Secretary of Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  2. "2014 Free Software Foundation IRS Form 990" (PDF). Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  3. "Staff of the Free Software Foundation". Retrieved 24 Januar 2015.
  4. "Free software is a matter of liberty, not price". Free Software Foundation. Retrieved 22 Julie 2012.
  5. "Frequently Asked Questions about the GNU Licenses". Free Software Foundation. Retrieved 22 Julie 2012.
  6. "What Is Copyleft?". Free Software Foundation. Retrieved 22 Julie 2012.
  7. "FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION, INC. Summary Screen". The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Corporations Division. Retrieved 6 Apryle 2009.