See: all the big tech companies. Do not let yourselves be fooled into believing that they “heart” open source.


Capitalism co-opts the same people, movements, and cultures it oppressed before they were profitable in order to preserve its own hegemony.

Now that people are becoming somewhat aware of how much they’re being spied on, manipulated, and exploited by technology we’ll see more companies doing this - presenting themselves as “open source” or “privacy respecting” as a marketing gimmick.

Chris Were recently did a video about Kobo, the “open” alternative to Amazon’s Kindle e-reader (that isn’t so open)


What is libre culture?

Libre culture is all about empowering people. While the general philosophy stems greatly from the free software movement, libre culture is much broader and encompasses other aspects of culture such as music, movies, food, technology, etc.

Some beliefs include but aren’t limited to:

  • That copyright should expire after a certain period of time.
  • That knowledge should be available to people, not locked away.
  • That no entity should have unjust control or possession of others.
  • That mass surveillance is about mass control, not justice.
  • That we can all band together to help liberate each other.

Check out this link for more.


I’ve looked into the ways other forums handle rules, and I’ve distilled their policies down into two simple ideas.

  • Please show common courtesy: Let’s make this community one that people want to be a part of.

  • Please keep posts generally on topic

  • No NSFW content

Libre culture is a very very broad topic, and while it’s perfectly okay for a conversation to stray, I do ask that we keep things generally on topic.

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