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RE: [Amw-developers] Welcome to FreeLy AMW developers and contributorsma
RE: [Amw-developers] Welcome to FreeLy AMW developers and contributorsmailing list
Mon, 14 Jan 2008 14:36:07 -0000
FreeLy PPS, which can be seen working in www.freeall.org.
It is a system of personal pages - my personal page is here:
www.freeall.org/peleg, for example. You can also see one that is in English
here: www.freeall.org/freeus, but this one is not maintained, and has a few
bugs related to the translations. (Stav wrote it)
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Subject: Re: [Amw-developers] Welcome to FreeLy AMW developers and
Which project is already developed?
Peleg Michaeli schrieb:
> Hello dear friends! :-)
> This is a welcome mail to our new mailing list about FreeLy AMW.
> This list will be in English because we ALREADY HAVE English speakers
> us. I also prefer that we will write in this list only in pure text (not
> HTML mails) because it is easier to archive it.
> In short: FreeLy is a GROUP of free and open source web projects, that a
> of them are already developed (actually: one of them), and more are
> I will send another mail about the description of each project, but here
> a very short list:
> * FreeLy AMW: this project; AMW stands for Ajax Micro-Wiki, which suppose
> be an extra-light wiki for small groups, with collaborative studying
> intentions, and more special features.
> * FreeLy PPS: the engine that the site www.freeall.org runs on; PPS stands
> for a personal pages system - just like a blog, but without a timeline, so
> it fits better for publishing of artwork, articles, poems, etc.
> * FreeLy DBM: A database management tool, good for small organizations,
> mean to have a flexible but easy administration.
> * FreeLy VSF: VSF stands for very simple forum - a very simple text
> board, light and easy to control/administrate.
> And the last one will be "FreeLy Integrator" - a tool that suppose to
> integrate all of these projects together, somehow.
> A few words about licensing:
> ALL of the original code and/or documents that we write in those projects
> released to PUBLIC DOMAIN; that means that everyone will be able to use it
> for ANY purpose (including selling it or killing with it); but: there are
> few "dependencies", that is, 3rd party software or code snippets that we
> include in this project, that are licensed under the LGPL (Lesser General
> Public License) which a bit less free, but still is very free.
> All of the above mean that this project IS copyrighted, but the copyright
> mean almost nothing, because any word that WE add, is completely free, and
> that's what we actually wanted.
> For more about this issue I would recommend you to read in Wikipedia,
> wait for a mail about this issue, with the complete license (I will attach
> Before I go, I will write another paragraph or two about a very important
> question: WHY.
> I mean: why are we doing it? (Or at least: why I am doing it...)
> Well: we program for fun, and this is the most important aspect of it; but
> it is not the only aspect.
> We also program in order to SHARE - share our art with the world. In this
> aspect, there is a special importance to the uniqueness of our work; and
> indeed, we tried to plan a group of free applications which ARE unique,
> in its own way.
> We don't try to pose competition - we try to add to the existing pool of
> There are more reasons: as Amit said, I also have a craving for building a
> community (not only programmers!) around a project, whatever kind of
> it'll be. The feeling of common purpose, that come from common minds and
> common feelings is good.
> And last reason is my "living" - I work with computers, and this is my way
> to earn a living, and to support myself and my community/commune. FREE
> projects (for the English speakers: free as in free speech, and not free
> in free beer) can be profitable (surprising?), though "profit" is not the
> right word - I relate "profit" with "violence", so maybe we can stay with
> "living"... anyway, FREE projects can help make a living: by producing a
> good product, we can GIVE it away (not selling it), but charge for
> As a "rule", we always prefer it (at least in FreeAll Web Guild) - to sell
> services and not products (though: each one of you can sell this product,
> he like - but the project will still be available for free forever).
> So: there are more reasons, but that's for a start.
> This mail was not even about the AMW project... the next mail will be
> it, I promise.
> Pay attention:
> Replying to this mail will send it TO THE LIST, and NOT ONLY TO ME. Some
> people think that this is a bad habit (I made it work like that), but I
> think that in such very-specific lists, it is better. Moreover: all of the
> mails that appear in this list are archived, and are completely public and
> accessible (I will send you the URL sometime soon).
> If you want to send private mails, just forward this message instead of
> replying to it.
> A different mail will also come about some technical issues and first
> requests; in the meanwhile, if you want to unsubscribe from this list, or
> change your preferences, just let me know.
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