Free Software Directory is a project of the
Free Software Foundation
(FSF) and UNESCO.
It catalogs useful free software
that runs under free operating systems
- particularly GNU
Unlike some other directories that focus on free software, Free
Software Directory staff verify the licenses of software listed in
the directory. As of September 1, 2009, the Directory lists 6,000
From an interview with Richard
- Do you or the FSF still have a relationship with
- Not anymore.
- Why not? What changed or
- I don’t know for certain, but I heard a rumor that Bush made
UNESCO drop its support for free software when the US rejoined
- Bush has a long history of supporting Microsoft. For instance,
he let Microsoft off the hook of its second US felony conviction,
with an agreement that gave an appearance of restraining Microsoft,
but in practical fact had no effect on it. I’ve heard that this was
payback for campaign contributions.
- This practice continues. The US Trade Representative has
pressured some other governments to be Microsoft customers, and
just recently the administration told various US agencies to
support Microsoft’s bid to fast-track OOXML as an ISO