Free Software

If you want to be an active force in change, not only your ideas are important, but also your means. That’s why I use and I strongly recommend the use of Free Software. For me it is mostly an ethical approach. I support the free culture movement: my music is licensed under Creative Commons, my text also. My software (if any) or the software I use, must be free. In order to be free, a software must allow the following four freedoms:

  • Freedom 0: The freedom to run the program for any purpose.
  • Freedom 1: The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish.
  • Freedom 2: The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.
  • Freedom 3: The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements (and modified versions in general) to the public, so that the whole community benefits.

See this Free Software Foundation page for more details.

If you believe that culture and human expressions should be free please consider to free your “products”. If you need some reasons for software to be free please take a look at this clear page by Richard Stallman. If you are looking for a definition of “free”, probably you are not really interested in free culture (and in Free Software also).

In this section you will find some descriptions of the tools I use daily and some tips for Free Software aficionados. Enjoy.

Soon available, subsections on Free Software Philosophy, Tools and Tips. Stay tuned.