Open Software Services

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Software is less and less on the desktop, and more often now delivered as a service.

What does this imply for user freedoms as outlined in Free Software?


  1. See the typology of information services by Philippe Aigrain, at
  2. Explanation by Kragen Sitaker at
  3. Extensive reading list at the wiki, at

Statements of Principles

  1. The Open Software Service Definition, i.e. The Free/Open Service Definition (v1.0)
  2. Franklin Street Statement on Freedom and Network Services
  3. A list of Network Service Licenses