Free software, software libre, or libre software is computer software that gives users the freedom to run the software for any purpose as well as to study, change, and distribute the software and the adapted versions. The right to study and modify free software gives full access to its source code. For computer programs which are covered by copyright law this is achieved with a software license where the author grants users the aforementioned freedoms. Software which is not covered by copyright law, such as software in the public domain is free if the source code is in the public domain (or otherwise available without restrictions). Other legal and technical aspects such as software patents and digital restrictions management can restrict users in exercising their rights, and thus prevent software from being free. Free software may be developed collaboratively by volunteer computer programmers or by corporations; as part of a commercial, for-profit activity or not.

Accessible Computing Foundation

Accessible Computing Foundation website image

Accessible Computing Foundation (ACF) does not equate ‘Disability’ with ‘Inability’. It is our mission to silence the outcry for computing accessibility. By developing strategies for the creation of free software, we WILL resolve the issue of inaccessible technology and replace its many challenges with empowerment – empowerment to enjoy the life-enriching privileges of living in this century. Everyone will be able to take full advantage of these conveniences. website is a software development community dedicated to making quality applications and extensions freely available to all computer users. Our goal is to help establish Mozilla as a viable application development platform. Free project hosting and software development tools are available to anyone with an idea that is related to Mozilla. By offering these services at no cost we are supporting the Mozilla community and helping to increase the value of open source software.

Mozilla Foundation

Mozilla website

The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation is the organizational home of the Mozilla Project, a global community and public interest initiative that believes the Web should be open and accessible to all. To protect the Web as a public resource and empower its users, we create open source products, teach 21st-century skills and spur grassroots advocacy campaigns. All this is made possible by full-time staff and thousands of volunteers around the world.