Irish Free Software Organization (IFSO)

The Irish Free Software Organization (IFSO) was founded in January 2004 in Ireland. Its aims include promoting and protecting software which comes with the freedom to study it, modify it and redistribute it: Free Software. Notable examples of Free Software include the GNU/Linux operating system, OpenOffice, Firefox, VistA, Drupal, and so many other high quality, ree and open source software solutions. IFSO seeks the wider use of Free Software, and a wider understanding of the benefits that software freedom brings through independence, transparency and the ability to collaborate with others. IFSO would also like to see businesses which write, deploy or support Free Software being encouraged. IFSO works to ensure that new legislation does not restrict the writing of Free Software so that Free Software can continue to flourish.