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Free Software Foundation
Free Software Foundation logo and wordmark.svg
AbbreviationFSF
MottoFree Software, Free Society
FormationOctober 4, 1985; 34 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

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]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Corporations Division Entity Summary for ID Number: 042888848". Secretary of Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 
  2. "2014 Free Software Foundation IRS Form 990" (PDF). Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  3. "Staff of the Free Software Foundation". Retrieved 2015-01-24. 
  4. "Free software is a matter of liberty, not price". Free Software Foundation. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  5. "Frequently Asked Questions about the GNU Licenses". Free Software Foundation. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  6. "What Is Copyleft?". Free Software Foundation. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  7. "FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION, INC. Summary Screen". The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Corporations Division. Retrieved 2009-04-06.