- The freedom to run the program, for any purpose
- The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (access to the source code is a precondition for this)
- The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbour
- The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits. Access to the source code is a precondition for this
- Free software saves money, is easy to use and can keep older computers running longer
- Invite GNU and Tux to come and live at your school, house or business by installing a free operating system on old or new computers - it's easy - anyone can do it!
- Mark's Shuttleworth's UK based company Canonical sponsors the development of the Ubuntu computer operating system
- Ubuntu uses GNU/Linux as its base
- Ubuntu was based on an earlier GNU/Linux operating system called Debian
Ubuntu is an African word meaning 'Humanity to others', or 'I am what I am because of who we all are'.
Software with a humanitarian philosophy.