Our free software policy¶
We provide our software projects under open source licenses in the spirit of creating bridges with other artists and research centers. We open the doors to collaboration in writing software and using free software for use in artistic creation and expression. Download it, try it, use it, share and modify it! It's our gift to the community.
If you make great works with some software we worked on, or started from the beginning, we would be quite happy to hear about it.
We believe in free / open source software because:
- Collaborators can use, study and modify it. This means more people are testing and improving our software.
- Free software can become easily available on free operating systems, like Debian GNU/Linux. It eases deployment.
- It makes it possible to modify it for future needs, or future operating systems. That means that an artist's work that is made only with free software can possibly still work in the distant future.
- Other developers are more inclined to help when we are working on free software.
Of course, we aim to make our software easy to use, but we first make software that works, and then improve it. Users can help developers to make our software better. (that is what an open living lab is)