12.3.1 Software in the Public Interest
Software in the Public Interest (SPI) is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization, formed when FSF withdrew their sponsorship of Debian. The
purpose of the organization is to develop and distribute free software.
Our goals are very much like those of FSF, and we encourage programmers to use
the GNU General Public License on their programs. However, we have a slightly
different focus in that we are building and distributing a Linux system that
diverges in many technical details from the GNU system planned by FSF. We
still communicate with FSF, and we cooperate in sending them changes to GNU
software and in asking our users to donate to FSF and the GNU project.
SPI can be reached at: