Thread 🧵 of 501(c)(3) public charities you can support instead of the FSF, if you care about its mission:

The Software Freedom Conservancy (@conservancy) provides a fiscal home for community-governed projects like git, sponsors Outreachy, and is the only organization doing GPL enforcement:

Software in the Public Interest provides a fiscal home for a number of FOSS projects like Debian and FFmpeg:

The Open Source Initiative [disclosure: I recently served on its board] maintains the Open Source Definition, a list of approved open source licenses, educates about open source, and much more:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation advocates for privacy, security, and digital liberties:

The Freedom of the Press Foundation protects whistleblowers and journalists with free software like SecureDrop
and education and advocacy:

There are many more, but I have focused this thread on umbrella organizations that overlap with certain functions of the FSF: digital rights, anti-surveillance, education, fiscal sponsorship, approved software licenses.

Please reply with awesome orgs I've missed!

@JordiGH I think I covered them in my Conservancy toot :D


@ehashman there's @fsfe
Free software Foundation Europe who clearly distanced themselves from the Fsf standpoints.

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