May 19, 2015
Endocode has recently become a sponsor of the Free Software Foundation Europe.
Why? Because free software is essential to us, both as a company and as members of society. The FSFE campaigns on our behalf (and yours too!) to defend and promote it.
We judge free software essential for several reasons:
- Free software is critical for a society like ours, one that is dependent on information technology. In a software-powered world, ensuring that software is a common good for all (and not a secret in the hands of a few) means that people are empowered by technology and not restricted by it.
- We at Endocode all come from backgrounds in free software. For years, we’ve been involved with various open source communities and have come together in a company that provides multiple services to numerous organisations – services built on the power of open source software. Without free software, Endocode wouldn’t exist.
- That power translates into altogether more practical reasons for valuing free software. We know that being able to examine and adapt software gives us the power to do more for our customers and ourselves. We know that free software helps us to reduce costs and increase quality, and we see it as the superior way to build large, complex and robust systems.
The FSFE fights many campaigns, such as promoting awareness among the public, pushing for free software and open standards in the public sector, and defending us against menaces like software patents.
Endocode has become a silver sponsor of the FSFE. In so doing, we recognise their contribution and join the many other individuals and organisations (like HP, Intel and LibreOffice) who want to see the FSFE continue doing its great work.