Free Systems Phylosophy vs. Free Software Philosophy

Free Systems Phylosophy vs. Free Software Philosophy

Post by Adam Shapir » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00

I'm putting together a web-site about what I call
the "Free Systems Philosophy". Unlike the Free
Software Philosophy, the Free Systems Philosophy
is a lot less judgemental against developers who
have to write proprietary High-End applications to
support themselves ... but strongly maintains that
Operating Systems need to be free.

Here's what I have so far:


1. New Organization to Serve Free Software Community: Free Software Union

Free Software Union
                       "Free Software Lovers Unite!"

This is a call to all Free Software developers, users, and enthusiasts
to join a novel new organization that could act as a unifying center
for the Free Software community!

The FSU is a volunteer, democratic organization dedicated to the Free
Software community. It provides all users, developers, and enthusiasts
with full-voice, free membership in a voting decision making body. It
channels resources, manpower, and community feedback for voter
endorsed project implementation.

We hope to help develop middleware and large-scale application
development, among other things, giving real, large scale application
suites to Linux, FreeBSD, and other OSes.

The FSU gives developers guarantee of wide acceptance and support by
providing guidelines and tools for development to produce consistent
and inter-operable software, and volunteer man-power recruiting
assistance for large endorsed projects.

The FSU gives users the ability to participate in the future of Free
Software, and to find existing and future Free Software solutions for
their needs.

The FSU gives enthusiasts the ability to actively participate in work
on Free Software projects, and provide resources and assistance to
projects (such as web page maintance, design, coding, publicity,
documentation, etc).

Some of the projects that the FSU is currently considering is the
adoption of CORBA or SOM, licensed porting/re-implementation of
OpenDoc, a "Free Software Map" database of all known free software
projects (a superset of LSM), and much more!

By supplementing the private resources of the Free Software Foundation
with the resources, man-power, knowledge, and feedback from the
community at large, the FSU and FSF together could promise a very
bright future for Free Software!

   Find out more and join at:

2. IP Hijacking/Spoofing?

3. WWW: Unmaintained Free Software -- an Index of orphaned Free Software projects

4. Sound cards

5. Software Package Free! ... about our Free Software

6. Disable access using CERN server

7. "Free", "Open Source", and Philosophies of Software Ownership (long)

8. ASUS A7M266 motherboard incompatible?

9. free developer - please help sociologically free software survey

10. Software Available Free: free text searching engine for WEB server

11. Free Software Needs Free Documentation

12. Riddle: When is "free" software not "free?"