[Dev] [consensus][due: 2016-06-13]: New version for Parabola Social Contract
coadde at riseup.net
Wed Jun 15 02:09:36 GMT 2016
I would give you my proposal based on opinions made by all users in
these days here, what do you think guys?
The Parabola Social Contract is the commitment that we, the Parabola
project, make to the Free Software community in general and our users in
It is because of this that our social contract will always follow the
philosophy of Free knowledge.
All amendments to this social contract must be faithful to the spirit of
the [Free Software
1. **Parabola is Free Software**: Products of the Parabola project
follow the [GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines
They do not include or recommend non-Free software or documentation
and do not provide any type of support for the installation or
execution of non-Free software.
This includes: proprietary software, binary only firmware or
2. **Parabola is Free Culture**: All documentation and cultural works
included in products of the Parabola project are [Free
with the exceptions of: [licenses for works stating a
All documentation and cultural works created by or for Parabola are
Free Culture, with no exceptions.
3. **Parabola and other distributions**: Parabola's objective is to
support the Free Software Movement,
so we only need to compete against non-Free software;
other Free Software projects are to be cooperated with,
not competed with. Parabola strives to support other Free Software
projects as best we can and any information from our project is
available for anybody who needs it.
That includes our packages and repositories.
4. **Parabola and its community**: Parabola's community is democratic
in its essence through [consensus
so the community is to be included whenever there is a need to make
We encourage community participation in the development of the
5. **Parabola and Arch**: Parabola will produce an operating system
that is a Free version of [Arch (the GNU/Linux
and possibly other Arch-based systems.
We will provide repositories and installation media without any
All Parabola operating systems will be backward compatible with the
system they are based on, as to help liberate already working
We will respect the design philosophies of the systems ours are
based on, to reduce friction from both developer and
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