The Free Network Foundation grounds itself in the philosophy of The Free Network Movement. The Free Network Movement aims to promote the right to free and equitable transmission of information in data networks. These goals are best accomplished by building a telecommunications infrastructure that is owned and operated cooperatively, by those that use it - rather than by for-profit and state actors.
The FNF has designed a Free network definition and network commons license to explicitly detail the philosophical concept of a Free network. Based on the principles outlined in this portal, The FNF has designed and is currently implementing a physical infrastructure for a Free network and educational resources for community members to build and operate a Free network.