Free Software Foundation

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Free Software Foundation
MottoFree Software, Free Society
FormationOctober 4, 1985; 38 years ago (1985-10-04)[1]
Teep501(c)(3) non-profit organisation
Legal statusFoondation
HeidquartersBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Region served
Private individuals an corporate patrons
Richard Stallman
AffiliationsSoftware Freedom Law Center
$1,136,393 in FY 2014[2]

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]

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  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.