Protecting and developing a common.
I am a candidate in the 2009 European elections.
I am aware that:
The work of Free Software actors plays a role in the preservation of essential freedom in the digital era, the sharing of knowledge and the bridging of the "digital gap". It is also an opportunity for the general public, for our technological independence and competitiveness, in my country and in Europe;
Free Software is a "common", to be protected and developed. Its existence relies upon the right for an author to release their software along with the source code, and to grant everyone the right to use, copy, adapt and redistribute it, in its original or in a modified form.
I therefore undertake to:
Encourage all administrations, all public or local services to prefer Free Software and open standards in their choices, purchases and own developments;
Support active policies in favour of Free Software, and oppose any discrimination against it ;
Stand up for Free Software authors' and users' rights, especially by requiring the modification of any legal text currently weakening those rights, and opposing any legal project that would lead to such consequences.
Here are different versions of the Free Software Pact (the original version is the French version).
FR: April version in PDF
- April version in OpenDocument (France)
Free-Software-Pact_FR.pdf - Free-Software-Pact_April_FR-BE.odt (Belgium)
Le Pacte du Logiciel Libre (French) (blank source in OpenDocument Format)
Sign the Free Software Pact if you are a candidate
The Free Software Pact is a decentralized initiative with local coordination in European countries. Check if your country is listed on the top of this web site and visit local coordination website to sign the Free Software Pact.
If there is no local campaign in your country you can support the Free Software Pact by signing a copy of the pact (you can use the April version above) and emailing to email@example.com or mailing to the following address :
2 place Sainte Opportune
Contribute to the Free Software Pact initiative
You can use the Free Software Pact to run a local campaign in your own country or to contact candidates so that they sign the Free Software Pact. Make your local candidatessigning a copy of the pact (you can use the April version above) and emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing to the following address :
2 place Sainte Opportune
Translate the Free Software Pact into your language
We would like the "Free Software Pact" to be translated into as many languages as possible to ease the job for anyone would like to use it.
You can help us by translating the "Free Software Pact" into your language. Please contact us to check if a translation isn't already ongoing.
Find two advocacy documents aimed at briefing candidates to the European elections about Free Software :