Digital Freedom Foundation

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Digital Freedom Foundation
Formation2004; 19 years ago (2004)
TypeAdvocacy organization
Frederic Muller

Digital Freedom Foundation (DFF) is a non-profit organization established in 2004. The group is the lead organizer of Software Freedom Day, and Hardware Freedom Day, as well as other "freedom days".


The organization was founded in 2004 as Software Freedom International, and formally registered as a charity in 2007. In 2011, the group changed its name to the "Digital Freedom Foundation" to reflect the creation of additional "freedom days" celebrating culture, hardware, and education.[1]

In 2015, the DFF became responsible for organizing the annual Document Freedom Day, which was initially started by the Free Software Foundation Europe. The DFF had received tax-empt status in the United States under its original name in order to make donations tax-deductible. Since then, the organization moved to Hong Kong before registering in Cambodia following the relocation of several board members.


The Digital Freedom Foundation organizes the following "freedom day" events:

Board members[edit]

  • Frederic Muller (President), founding member and former President of the Beijing GNU/Linux User Group, co-organizer of many international FOSS events in China and Asia such as the Linux Developer Symposium (2008), Gnome.Asia Summits, OOoCon 2008, and of course local SFD events. Fred is as well as co-maintainer of RUR-PLE (a python learning environment for children) and a GNOME Foundation member.
  • Pockey Lam (VP, Treasurer), Former president of Beijing GNU/Linux User Group, founding member of, GNOME.Asia Summit, College OSS Society and Beijing GNOME User Group.
  • Julien Forgeat (Director), Former president of Beijing GNU/Linux User Group
  • Patrick Sinz (Director)

Past board members[edit]

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