This idea came to me when I saw a magazine on the counter, and realized that people wanting to kill time will often just pick up a magazine to read about new products, even though they may not be actively searching to buy anything in particular.
I think something like this for freedom respecting software and hardware would be really cool. Like, just a 5 page PDF or something similar with screenshots and pictures of cool projects organized in a easy to understand digest way could be a cool way to find new projects to follow. If I’ve got nothing better to be doing, I’d much rather glance through new FOSS projects I could potentially find interesting and want to follow, rather than a random magazine on things I don’t care about.
I personally would love to have a place to download something like this on a weekly basis so I can flip through it on my phone when I’ve got nothing better to do, or I’m waiting for something. I might even go about trying to make one myself to share with people.
I realize this is kind of a pointless post, but I thought I’d share the idea anyway. If other people would be interested in something similar to this, I’d highly consider trying to make a few and see how it comes out.
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:
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
When sharing a Libre project, please include the name of its license in the title. For example: “Project name and summary (GPL-3.0)”
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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