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"Social Contract" with the Free Software Community

BrazilFW will remain 100% free

We provide the guidelines that we use to determine if a work is ”free” in the document entitled ”The BrazilFW Free Software Guidelines”. We are committed to develop, deploy and maintain the system BrazilFW, as well as all its components, free according to these guidelines. We will support people who create or use free works on BrazilFW. We will never make the system require the use of a non-free component.

We will give back to the free software community

When we write new components of the BrazilFW system, we will license them in a manner consistent with the BrazilFW Free Software Guidelines. We will make the best system we can, so that free works will be widely distributed and used. We will communicate things such as bug fixes, improvements and user requests to the ”upstream” authors of works included in our system.

We will not hide problems

We will keep our entire bug report database open for public view at all times. Reports that people file online will promptly become visible to others.

Our priorities are our users and free software

We will be guided by the needs of our users and the free software community. We will place their interests first in our priorities. We will support the needs of our users for operation in many different kinds of computing environments. We will allow others to create distributions containing both the BrazilFW system and other works, without any fee from us. In furtherance of these goals, we will provide an integrated system of high-quality materials with no legal restrictions that would prevent such uses of the system.

The BrazilFW Free Software Guidelines

Source Code

The program must include source code, and must allow distribution in source code as well as compiled form.

Derived Works

The license must allow modifications and derived works, and must allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the original software.

Integrity of The Author's Source Code

The license may restrict source-code from being distributed in modified form _only_ if the license allows the distribution of ”patch files” with the source code for the purpose of modifying the program at build time. The license must explicitly permit distribution of software built from modified source code. The license may require derived works to carry a different name or version number from the original software This is a compromise. The BrazilFW group encourages all authors not to restrict any files, source or binary, from being modified).

No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups

The license must not discriminate against any person or group of persons.

No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor

The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic research.

Distribution of License

The rights attached to the program must apply to all to whom the program is redistributed without the need for execution of an additional license by those parties.

License Must Not Be Specific to BrazilFW

The rights attached to the program must not depend on the program's being part of a BrazilFW system. If the program is extracted from BrazilFW and used or distributed without BrazilFW but otherwise within the terms of the program's license, all parties to whom the program is redistributed should have the same rights as those that are granted in conjunction with the BrazilFW system.

Example Licenses

The ”GPL”, ”BSD” and ”Artistic” licenses are examples of licenses that we consider “free”.

Document derived from the DebianProject.

Washington Rodrigues 2013/10/23 18:16

en/contract.txt · Last modified: 2013/10/23 17:38 by woshman