Free Software Foundation



The Free Software Foundation is an organisation that distributes many applications of many kinds that are made available and free to the public.


The Free Software Foundation is known for providing open source software to all users. It prides itself in promoting software use, extending its hand to various band of users for businesses, home and general use therefore it does not have a target audience, but open to universal application and existence.

Although it cannot be directly used for commercial purposes to gain income or profit making, its open source allows users with great benefits in terms of testing and user application.

Furthermore the Software Foundation provides rights to users with the necessary tools to develop their software management skills. It believes in giving opportunities to people who are interested. It distributes its software complimented with the documentation including the GNU operating system. It supports the campaign against computer user freedom e.g. Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) and software patents.

Primary Focus

The FSF has certain principles that define its nature in free distribution in software. It is based on a philosophy of the Free Software Definition must adhere to these principles to be considered or classified as a free software.

As a part of its ongoing project, FSF has dedicated itself on building its own open sourced operating system that would be accessible to users. It is committed to support funding for GNU based software and other software development companies aiming for the same goal(s).


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