[Dev] [consensus][due: 2016-06-13]: New version for Parabola Social Contract

Luke Shumaker lukeshu at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jun 12 03:05:16 GMT 2016

On Sat, 11 Jun 2016 22:53:58 -0400,
Luke Shumaker wrote:
> > | [donations] [due 2015-04-20] draft of agreement with ceata | https://lists.parabola.nu/pipermail/dev/2015-April/002919.html    |

Oh, the final version of the agreement was signed on 2015-09-25.

You can read it here:


The relavant bits are:

> a) Ceata's organizational mission is to liberate users from restrictions
> in art and technology, with Free Software and Free Culture.  "Free
> Software" is software its users are free to use, redistribute, modify
> and distribute modified versions. Similarly, "Free Culture" is any
> cultural work the public is free to use, redistribute, modify and
> distribute modified versions.
> b) Parabola's purpose is to develop and maintain a bleeding-edge 100%
> Free Software and Free Culture distribution of the GNU operating system.
> Parabola is recognized by the Free Software Foundation as a system
> distribution that respects the Free System Distribution Guidelines and
> is thus a 100% Free System Distribution.


>    b) **Parabola stays Free Software and Free Culture.** Ceata and
>    Parabola's Delegate agree that any and all software and/or
>    documentation/cultural works distributed by Parabola will be
>    distributed solely as Free Software and Free Culture, respectively.
>    Acceptable exceptions to Free Culture works are non-modifiable
>    license texts and works under the GNU Free Documentation License with
>    invariant sections, as well as works of opinion.  Ceata retains the
>    sole right to determine whether Parabola's software and/or
>    documentation/cultural works constitute Free Software and Free
>    Culture, respectively (as defined herein).

Happy hacking,
~ Luke Shumaker

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