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FSF.org: FSF Announces Corporate Patronage Program

Mar 28, 2003, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bradley Kuhn)

"Following the highly successful launch of its Associate Membership program, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today its new Corporate Patronage Program. According to FSF's Executive Director Bradley M. Kuhn, 'since its launch in late November, more than 950 people have signed up as Associate Members of FSF. We are now offering a similar opportunity to the community of businesses that use Free Software.'

"A number of FSF's existing corporate supporters have already signed up as part of today's launch. They include companies of all sizes--from industry giants to small start-up ventures. They include: Ada Core Technologies, ACT/Europe, Affero, Best Practical, Brainfood, Cyclades Corporation, HP, IBM, MySQL, OEone Corporation and Penguin Computing...

"Patronage dues are on a sliding scale based on the number of employees at a company, or at a particular division of a large company. Regardless of the size of the company and the dues they pay, all participating companies will receive the same benefits. The dues range from $500 for companies with five or less employees to $10,000 for companies with over 10,000 employees..."

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