Philosophy: Software Freedom
- 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 - it is free with no licences
- It is easy to use
- Can be run on laptops, servers and new and old computers
- Gnu the Gnu and Tux the Penguin are the cute mascots
- Free as in free speech and free chocolate
Ubuntu - a distribution of GNU/Linux
- 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.