For the dreamers, from the doers.

Tebibyte Media is the culmination of what free software and open-access philosophy is all about—preserving and promoting the essential freedom to share:

Signing a typical software license agreement means betraying your neighbor: “I promise to deprive my neighbor of this program so that I can have a copy for myself.” People who make such choices feel internal psychological pressure to justify them, by downgrading the importance of helping one’s neighbors—thus public spirit suffers. This is psychosocial harm associated with the material harm of discouraging use of the program.

Richard Stallman, Why Software Should be Free, “Damaging Social Cohesion”, para. 2–3

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”.