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Thank you for the software that makes our work possible

by John Sullivan Contributions Published on Feb 14, 2014 12:16 PM
At the FSF, we not only spend every day promoting, protecting, and building free software -- we also use exclusively free software for everything we do. From our servers to our desktop systems and laptops, from our accounting to our Web and print publications, everything is done using software that is available for everyone to use, share, and modify.

We host our own email and Web sites, and stay away from SaaSS. We're proof that any kind of organization can be run using only free software.

But this is only possible for us because of the hard work of thousands of free software developers around the world. We'd like to take a moment, on the occasion of FSF Europe's "I Love Free Software" day, to thank everyone who has worked to create and improve the software we use.

We're often asked about which free software we use for different tasks. I've put together this long list as a start, both as a way to say thank you to some of the projects we rely on, and to encourage others to see if these programs might be of use to them. I hope to expand this list into a more descriptive reference guide soon.

What free software do you use and love? Please join us in showing support for your favorite free software programs and developers today!

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