The Association For Free Software

This website is a tribute to the great protectors of free software, The Association For Free Software, 2001 - 2016. Aff looks to promote the development of free software in the UK. For a list of our xt conference please email is for more details.


The Association was based on an annual membership of £10, essential for meeting the basic running costs of the association.


Members were entitled o attend workgroups and to receive newsletters and information of the Associations activities. They were also elligible for grants to support the development and distribution of free software. (see grants)



Mission Statement

" promotes Free Software to users, business and government. Our aims work towards continuing Free Software for the UK and increasing public understanding of Free Software." Below is a quote from the AFFS


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"About Free Software
Free Software is about freedom. It gives you the freedom to adapt software to your needs, as an individual or business.


For companies, it provides an escape from vendor "lock-in" by creating a free market in support and services including refurbished laptops

With free software, everyone has the freedom to cooperate with others in using and improving it."




Association For Free Software | Helping UK developers thrive

If you would like to submit an article or information about your experience with the AFFS please email frontdesk@affs.org.uk and we will endeavour to include it in this site.