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Freedom-Software Community US
Founded by Justin Breithaupt, Edited by Edwin, and supported by the Ultumix TM project.
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Freedom-Software CommunitySection 1. Introduction.
The basis of the beliefs and efforts of the Freedom-Software Communitie's philosophy is to bridge the gap between the FOSS / Open Source community and the Free Software Foundation. In order to do this we will promote the use of free-software as in freedom as it has been called by the Free Software Foundation by using it whenever possible. It is only possible to use free-software instead of non-free software when:
1. There is hardware that is supported by free-software and that hardware is able to preform the necessary tasks using only free-software.
2. The needs are met by the free software or if the person or company with the need is able to produce free software as in freedom to meet their needs.
3. When the expenses of using free-software are affordable. Example of when this would not be the case: You want to run the hardware that supports free-software and has all the abilities of similar hardware that only supports non-free software but the hardware that supports the free-software is either obsolete or too expensive for the average consumer.
Persons, groups, or businesses that can afford to use free-software despite the above being false should do so. Also anyone who has the knowledge or resources to make or improve free-software so that it can meet demands only met by non-free software should put forth that effort.
The philosophy of the Freedom-Software Community is not only about free-software but also about community. Any person or project that is a part of the Freedom-Software Community must not get in heated debates over which distribution is the best and say that their distribution should be the only one used. Each person or group must be committed to supporting free-software by using it and contributing to it in some way weather that be money, knowledge, time, or just use. Instead of getting angry at one another or working against each other by working on different kernels with different sets of drivers preloaded into them we should be working on only a few. There are primarily only 4 - 5 main branches of GNU/Linux and even these are not all supported by the FSF because they no longer only support free software. In this case for each one of these kernels there should be a kernel stripped of any non-free software drivers so that users have the option of only using free-software when they can. We should be fighting against "the true enemy". As far as arguing about which distro is better it's ok for you to say that you believe that a distro is better for a specific purpose or because you prefer it but saying that one distro is better than another in every way is wrong.
The end result of the FSC Freedom-Software Community is to end the need for Open Source, non-free software, FOSS, and of course the Freedom-Software Community itself and go back to relying on the Free Software Foundation for computing. The continuing mission of the FSC will be to help industries such as the auto industry only use free-software firmware in their automobiles, tools, and other equipment. The OpenMoko project is a prime example of this.
Section 2. Definitions.
First let me start by saying that we agree with both the OSI / Open Source / FOSS and Free Software Foundation / FSF. We are not upset with them over any of the issues discussed below. We are simply focusing on the communities that make up the Developers, Project Leaders, and Users of various GNU/Linux distributions that we do not believe are following the original intent of free-software or are not able to follow the original intent of free-software at this time and an unwillingness to cowoperate. We are trying to bridge the gap between all communities and sub communities and work towards one common goal.
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