Palestine Free Software Community
A Palestinian nonprofit organization to promote Free Culture, Free Software movement.
Free Software describes practices in production and development that promote access to the end product's source materials. Some consider Free Software a philosophy, others consider it a pragmatic methodology. Before the term Free Software became widely adopted, developers and producers used a variety of phrases to describe the concept; Free Software gained hold with the rise of the Internet, and the attendant need for massive retooling of the computing source code. Opening the source code enabled a self-enhancing diversity of production models, communication paths, and interactive communities. Subsequently, a new, three-word phrase " Free Software " was born to describe the environment that the new copyright, licensing, domain, and consumer issues created.