The Free Software Foundation is a non profit organization that promotes free and open software, while campaigning against restrictive technologies like Digital Rights Management and software patents. The Free Software Foundation was founded by Richard Stallman, who is probably most famous for writing the GNU General Public License (sometimes abbreviated to GPL).
The Free Software Foundation has launched a number of high profile court cases over violations of the GPL, most notably against Linksys and OpenTV.
In addition to promoting free software and enforcing licenses like the GPL, the Free Software Foundation is also focused on the creation of the free and open source GNU Operating System.
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