Thanks to your support, 2015 marks 30 years of the
FSF! In the next 30 years, we want to do even more to
defend computer user rights. To kick off in that direction,
we're setting our highest-ever fundraising goal of $525,000 by
January 31st. Read more.
We are looking for developers of free educational games, or information about free games that can be used for educational purposes. Contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>
What Does Free Software Have To Do With Education?
Software freedom has an especially important role in education.
Educational institutions of all levels should use and teach Free
Software because it is the only software that allows them to accomplish
their essential missions: to disseminate human knowledge and to prepare
students to be good members of their community. The source code and the
methods of Free Software are part of human knowledge. On the contrary,
proprietary software is secret, restricted knowledge, which is the
opposite of the mission of educational institutions. Free Software
supports education, proprietary software forbids education.
Free Software is not just a technical question; it is an ethical,
social, and political question. It is a question of the human rights
that the users of software ought to have. Freedom and cooperation are
essential values of Free Software. The GNU System implements these
values and the principle of sharing, since sharing is good and
beneficial to human progress.