Free Software Foundation Latin America

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Free Software Foundation Latin America
Formation23 November 2005 (18 years ago) (2005-11-23)
TypeCharitable organization
HeadquartersRosario, Argentina
Region served
Latin America
Main organ
Board Members
AffiliationsFSF* network[1]
RemarksDevelopment of Linux-libre

Free Software Foundation Latin America (FSFLA) is the Latin American sister organisation of the Free Software Foundation. It is the fourth sister organisation of FSF, after Free Software Foundation Europe and Free Software Foundation India. It was launched on November 23, 2005 in Rosario, Argentina.[2]

The founding general assembly of FSFLA elected Federico Heinz as President, Alexandre Oliva as Secretary and Beatriz Busaniche as Treasurer. The Administrative Council consisted of them as well as Enrique A. Chaparro, Mario M. Bonilla, Fernanda G. Weiden and Juan José Ciarlante.

In 2006, Beatriz Busaniche, Enrique A. Chaparro, Federico Heinz, Juan José Ciarlante and Mario M. Bonilla left the FSFLA's Council. After that the original directives were modified to the current ones. A new position of “Observer of the Council” was created in the organisation to allow other important people in the free software community to participate, observe and advise the Council.[3]

The current members of the Council are Alexandre Oliva, Andres Ricardo Castelblanco, Exal Garcia-Carrillo, Octavio Rossell, Oscar Valenzuela, J. Esteban Saavedra L., Luis Alberto Guzmán García, Quiliro Ordóñez and Tomás Solar Castro.[4]

The actual Observers of the Council group is formed by Richard Stallman, Georg Greve, Adriano Rafael Gomes, Franco Iacomella, Alejandro Forero Cuervo, Alvaro Fuentes, Anahuac de Paula Gil, Christiano Anderson, Eder L. Marques, Elkin Botero, J. Esteban Saavedra L., Fabianne Balvedi, Felipe Augusto van de Wiel, Nagarjuna G., Glauber de Oliveira Costa, Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri, Henrique de Andrade, Harold Rivas, Jansen Sena, Marcelo Zunino, Mario Bonilla, Daniel Yucra, NIIBE Yutaka, Beatriz Busaniche, Octavio H. Ruiz Cervera, Omar Kaminski, and Roberto Salomon.



  1. ^ "::[FSFLA]:: Constitution for FSF Latin America".
  2. ^ "[en] FSFLA News Issue #4". FSFLA-Anuncio mailing list. Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  3. ^ "Birth of FSFLA « Free Software with a Female touch".
  4. ^ "What is the Free Software Foundation Latin America? (FSFLA)". Archived from the original on 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2008-05-13.

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