OpenMandriva Association About Draft

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This is a draft for the OpenMandriva Association "About" page (
rugyada (talk) 15:04, 7 October 2013 (CEST)

The OpenMandriva Association is French NGO established on December 12, 2012 under 1901 French law ("Association de loi 1901″).
It is in charge of representing the OpenMandriva Community, a worldwide community of people who are passionate about free software and want to lead in the creation and spreading of free code & content by working together.
The OpenMandriva Association manages some Free software projects, sponsors and facilitates the maintenance and distribution of the OpenMandriva Lx distribution, a GNU/Linux operating system, that is a free alternative to the wide world known Microsoft Windows and Apple MacOS..

We are a 100% community-driven Association that believes in the values of free software & collaboration. We fight to protect these values and promote solutions anyone can use, change and distribute. OpenMandriva believes in creating, improving, promoting and distributing free software in general, and its projects in particular. We also crave for promoting free exchange of knowledge and equality of opportunity in software access and development, as well as in education, science and research. Our products are developed with passion by the community and aim to be flexible in use by all. OpenMandriva represents the paradigm: from community to community, with passion, fun and dedication.

The founding values of OpenMandriva are development, equality, co-operation, openness, freedom, group achievement, independence, and solidarity.

These values reflect what we believe in and are the main identity of our community. They represent open development of software, equality between all the community members - from simple users to programmers to patrons - cooperation and solidarity between all. We all as a community will achieve our objectives and help to build products that are good for all.


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