"Software filters the information we receive about the world, the
messages we put out into the world, and even the way we physically
move in the world," said FSF executive director John Sullivan in his
introduction to the FY2017 report. "If the software is not free 'as in
freedom'... the consequences for the rest of us will be loss of
democracy, privacy, security, freedom of speech, freedom of movement
-- and even loss of life."
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their commitment to transparency. Along with its strong financial
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About the Free Software Foundation
The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to
promoting computer users' right to run, change, share, and contribute
to computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free
(as in freedom) software -- particularly the GNU operating system and
its GNU/Linux variants -- and free documentation for free
software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and
political issues of freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites,
located at https://fsf.org and https://gnu.org, are an important
source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's
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Boston, MA, USA.
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