Free Knowledge Foundation

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Free Knowledge Foundation
TypeCharitable organization
Miraflores de la Sierra, Madrid
Key people
Pablo Machón (via

The Free Knowledge Foundation (FKF; Spanish: Fundación Conocimiento Libre) is an organization aiming to promote Free Knowledge, including Free Software and Free Standards. It was founded in 2004 and is based in Madrid, Spain.

Pablo Machón has been FKF's president since 2004. In 2005, the Foundation appointed Richard Stallman as Patron of Honor.[1]

In 2006 the FKF became[2] an associate organization of the Free Software Foundation Europe.[3]


FKF organizes LibreMeeting,[4] the International Free Knowledge Meeting of Madrid. It is usually held at La Cristelera Residence, in the town of Miraflores de la Sierra, 50 km. away from Madrid.

The Foundation presents the awards at LibreMeeting. These awards are honored to people or organizations that promote free knowledge. Some of the recipients are:

Event participation and organization[edit]

The FKF organizes other events [9] apart from Libremeeting, and participates with speakers at relevant international events related to Free Software and Free Knowledge.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Interview with Richard Stallman published in El País, where he is asked about being appointed as Fundación Conocimiento Libre (FKF)'s Patron of Honor
  2. ^ FKF and FSFE teaming up: FKF official associate organisation of FSF Europe Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ FSFE Associate Organisations
  4. ^ Libremeeting article in El Pais (in Spanish)
  5. ^ News item published in El País about Esteban González Pons talk at the FKF presentation
  6. ^ Europa Press news item published in about the Spanish Senate Award Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ News item published in El País about Juan Alberto Belloch being awarded by the FKF
  8. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Richard Stallman talk about Free Software, organized by the FKF and MediaLab Prado in Madrid". Archived from the original on 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2010-04-14.

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