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Who's using free software?

Free software is software you can study, modify and share without restriction. But unlike proprietary software, there is no big budget marketing campaign behind it. Rather, people discover it and come to value the freedom it provides.

Who is using free software? Why do so many high profile organizations depend upon it? Can my educational institution, my business, my government or the non-profit I support use free software?

We thought we would put these questions to a cross-section of well known organizations who are using free software, and allow them, in their own words, to explain to you their motivations. We've also included a description of FSF's exclusive use of free software to demonstrate the availability of free software to perform just about any job.

And the answer to the question, can my educational institution, my business, my government or the non-profit I support use free software? It's a resounding yes! The first step is to sign-up for the Free Software Supporter: for news and activities and ways to connect with other free software enthusiasts in your area!

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