Free Software Australia

What is free software?

Free-software that respects and protects users freedoms provides the following “four freedoms”

1. Freedom to run the program as you wish.

2. Freedom to study how the program works.

3. fFreedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbour.

4. fFeedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others.

These four freedoms help a society to be free to share, collaborate and help others. Otherwise, the technology society uses can be used to infringe on peoples privacy, liberty and freedoms.

The FSA values the freedoms of all software users to run, copy, distribute and change software that enables society to improve, evolve and achieve great things.

For more information, read What is free software, by the Free Software Foundation.

Disclaimer - Free Software Australia is not linked to the Free Software Foundation in any fashion. While we share the same ideals and goals, all works presented here represent Free Software Australia only. If we reference the Free Software Foundation, a link will be provided to their works.

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    Local discussion groups

    Local discussion groups are a great way to meet others who share your interest in free software. Please let us know if you'd like to start a free software discussion group in your area.

    Free Software Melbourne

    Every third Thursday evening we meet to discuss current news in free software, perhaps a talk from a member or a visitor, followed by some group discussion. It's very relaxed and informal with no prior knowledge expected. For those able, we also follow on for tasty dinner at a nearby restaurant.

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    Free Software Sydney

    A Free Software Activist group that is currently being organised by Andri Effendi and Olivier Mehani.

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    LibrePlanet Brisbane

    LibrePlanet Brisbane is a group focused on free software activism, advocacy and education. We meet on the first Thursday of each month, at The Edge, a facility of the State Library of Queensland in South Brisbane.

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