## Presentation of @:txt.soft
Coming from the educational world and now turned towards popular education, @:html.soft
is above all a network of projects, of which the first, [directory @:color.libre](@:link.libre),
dates back to 2001.
These projects are run by people working together with the same desire: promote
Respect for the fundamental freedoms of users, guaranteed by legal contracts
(the [free licenses](@:link.wFreeLicense)), is at the heart of the
free software movement and ensures that the humans remain in control
of their digital tools.
@:html.soft’s goal is to offer, mainly online, a set of concrete and
practical tools to facilitate adoption:
- of free software (directory, USB sticks, installer…);
- of free cultural creations (blog, translation, publishing house…);
- of free services (more than 30 free services in the project @:html.dio).
Presented as a “gateway to the Free World”, the @:html.soft network wants
to position itself as a bridge between the free software community and the general
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## The @:txt.soft association
The network @:html.soft relies on its large community of volunteers but
could not exist if it wasn’t supported by an association founded in 2004.
The @:html.soft association is a 1901 not-for-profit association whose character
of general interest authorizes a tax deduction. Which shows its willingness
to stay an association on a human scale (less than forty members, less than
ten permanent staff)
You will find below some information including our statutes, the rules of procedure
and the annual moral reports.
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|data->dt->dg||Director and Managing Director|
|data->dt->registration||Registration of the association|
|data->dt->press||Press and media review|