For the dreamers, from the doers.

Tebibyte Media embodies the fusion of the free software movement of Richard Stallman and the Unix Philosophy of Ken Thompson. We value the freedom afforded to us by both philosophies.

Thirty spokes meet in the hub. Where the wheel isn’t is where it’s useful. Hollowed out, clay makes a pot. Where the pot’s not is where it’s useful. Cut doors and windows to make a room. Where the room isn’t, there’s room for you. So the profit in what is is in the use of what isn’t.

Ursula K. Le Guin, Tzu, L. (1997). The uses of not. In U. K. Le Guin (Trans.), Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A book about the way and the power of the way: A New English version. essay, Shambhala.

The Free Software Foundation and Stallman are responsible for the GNU General Public License family of licenses, which are strong copyleft licenses that protect the freedom of software covered by them.

Unfortunately, the GNU developers are well known for their distaste for POSIX and the simpler versions of POSIX-defined core utilities.

Our Network is designed to facilitate and spread that spirit of sharing, cooperation, and solidarity by providing to members firm foundations of support. If your project or community is young and you and your team is not sure how to build a userbase, maintain your own services, or if you need a way to get yourself and your work out there, you should consider applying!

Even if you've been around the block, we're always accepting new members who share our values, and experienced Network members are also extremely important to us.

Reading List

Richard Stallman – ­Free Software, Free Society [PDF]
As the de-facto leader of the free software world and the founder of the Free Software Foundation, RMS has written a number of works. These are not limited to free software; though, of course, that is what he is known for. This book is an accumulation of the most important of his writing.
Eric S. Raymond The Cathedral and the Bazaar [XHTML]
Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow. In his critique of the “cathedral-builder style” of software development, ESR covers the importance of the practical principles behind free software [1] development.
Eric S. Raymond – The Art of Unix Programming [HTML]
You should read this book if you are a Unix user with novice-level up to middle-level skills in the operating system, but little development experience, and want to learn how to design software effectively under Unix. This book contains information about the Unix Philosophy and culture [1].
Daniel Stenberg Uncurled [HTML]
Stenberg’s guide to developing free software [1] projects focuses on the less-obvious aspects of the process—for example, the section entitled “Your project” covers the difficulties of starting itself.

[1] This piece refers to free software as “open source”.