• A network dedicated to globally promoting “free*” and particularly *free software.
  • Many services and innovative projects freely put at the disposal of the general public.
  • A community of volunteers supported by a public interest association.
  • An invitation to build together a world of sharing and cooperation.

Press Release

Framasoft and the “De-google-ify Internet” campaign received some attention. Here are some extracts from our Press release.

Date Media Links
26/02/2017 Konrad Lishka Link to the article
24/08/2016 Opensource.com Link to the article
17/10/2016 Worldcrunch Link to the article

A community

A joyful mess

Who is behind Framasoft? Everybody who took part in our projects at some point. It is enough to be eager to promote Open source and license your contribution as open source. It guarantees that it will be added to the commons without any risk of being seized.

An association

A bit of cathedral

Framasoft is based on a law 1901 association (not-for-profit association of volunteers). Up to it to smooth out any rough edges and to ensure that the community can function in good conditions. There are 10 permanent posts and it’s mostly financed by individual donations collected on Internet. You can be a member too, but careful, it is more a vocation than a sinecure!


There are lots of ways to participate with us to spread the Free spirit through our numerous projects.

Test, write, moderate, administrate, translate, proofread, relay, code, communicate, promote, raise awareness… Don’t hesitate to join in with us! And thanks in advance…

Support us?

because its free as in free speech, not as in free beer

Framasoft would be nothing without its volunteer community, but cannot operate without the support of the association which has expenses and employs 10 vital employees. Our funding depends on individual donations, that means on you. If you think we deserve it…

Free software?

Free software is a software that offers and guarantees the following four liberties: usage, study, modification and copying in order to spread (free of charge or not).

This is technically permitted thanks to the access to the code and legally with the free license going with it. Theses four liberties promote transparency, trust, exchange, sharing and collaboration inside communities.

Framasoft provides a directory, USB and DVD keys and a Windows installer to discover these and use them regularly.


The big directory

More than 1600 peices of software, tested, rated and commented on by the longest running and Framasoft’s debut project. Includes tutorials and comprehensive docs.


Full tank of Freedom in a simple device

With a USB memory stick (or any other mobile device) use more than a hundred free programs for mobile, for Windows, test and install a GNU/Linux distro or have offline access to Wikipédia in French.


Full tank of Freedom in a DVD

A DVD stuffed with the best free software for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux (distro included) but also free culture (text, photo, audio and video). Also available as a special School Edition

Free Culture?

Ease by Internet and digitisation, “free culture” is a evolving culture inspired directly by free software in its spirit and licenses to promote and spread intellectuals works.

It explores various domains such as arts, education, sciences, hardware… These works can then be considered as common goods. The most illustrative example is the free encyclopedia Wikipedia.

In this context, Framasoft offers you a blog, a publising house a video platform, a website dedicated to free music as well as an original collaborative translation service.

“Because it will be one of the biggest missed opportunities of our era if the free software doesn’t free anything else than code.”


News from “Libre”

Weekly column on Libre and libre software. Debate, open comments, many translations and news announcements about all the activities of the Framasoft network.

Des livres en communs

Betting on free books

Our publishing house includes around twenty publications, covering free software, programming for beginners, thoughts on copyright but also comics and even novels. A free book provides the reader with the same freedoms as free software.


Collaborative translation

Translate together, mainly from English to French, with a sense of community and leveraging the power of the Internet and good will of its inhabitants. It can consist of articles, subtitles or even entire books!


Our free « YouTube »

Videos in French (or with French subtitles) about free software and Open source in general. Interviews, conferences, documentaries, tv broadcasts… to get informed but also to inform others.


Online or offline gaming

Framagames is a compilation of free games, some of them online or on PC, tablet, which do not require any installation.


Mining educational game

Framinetest is a server for the Minetest game, a “sandbox game” in which you build and decompose blocks to modify it and with which you can build your own educational apps.

Free services?

Code name: “Framacloud”

Intuitive, registration-free, and directly in your browser, it is a set of online free services and respectful of your personal data. These services are offered in the context of our campaign De-google-ify Internet

You can also install these on your own server, thus helping to decentralize Internet. Tutorials are availables in the section Cultiver son jardin (only in French at the moment) to help you to go for it.


Edit together

Draft a text online, as a team, in real time, with the help of a time slider, chat, comments… (alternative to Google Docs).


A collaborative spreadsheet

Collaborate online, in real time, on spreadsheets (an alternative to Excel365, Google Spreadsheet).


Creation of questionnaires

Create an online survey, be it simple or complex, on a platform that’s respectful of your data (alternative to Google Forms).


Shared agenda

Create personal or professional, confidential or public, agendas, on your own or in collaboration, and synchronise them across devices.


Organize appointments and surveys

Collaboratively decide the best date and time for a meeting, or create a simple poll with ease (alternative to Doodle).


Create mind maps

Design, publish and share mind maps easily, on your own or with others in turn (alternative to Bubbl.us).


Collaborative communication

Communicate with your team without going through Facebook groups (nor Slack). Picture sharing, public and private channels, indexing…


Email lists

Create an email group, that’s an unique email address which will distribute emails to all of the addresses in the group (alternative to Google Groups).



Obtain or join a videoconference chatroom (with text based web chat and screen sharing) in 3 clicks, from your web browser (alternative to Zoom).


Decide together

Create a team and invite in your collaborators in order to discuss and take group decisions with the help of diverse voting tools.


Creat custom maps

Customize and add to maps, on your own or in collaboration, and share them with ease (alternative to Google Maps).


Host free code

Publish your code - preferably free software - and collaborate with others on a free software forge (alternative to Github).

Cross-disciplinary projects

Discussion areas, purchases, development…

Everything about the whole of the network as well as our think tank and projects under development are grouped together in this section.

Light on…

GéGé, Geektionnerd generator

GéGé, Geektionnerd generator


The Framasoft forum

Do you have any questions? We (might) have an answer! “If you do not know, ask. If you know, share”. Framacolibri is a place where we can share information about Open source.


Our documentation center

To know everything on the use of the online services that we offer and to learn through our different guides how to gain in autonomie.