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We are the Association for Freedom of Information. Our goals expressed in our Constitution, are:
1. Disseminate and respect the ethical values of the Freedom of Information, giving them priority over individual interests. These ethical values, specified in the Four Freedoms of Information, listed below, applied to a specific body of information that we call work. Some information (or work) is considered free if the following freedoms:

  • The freedom to use the work for any purpose (freedom 0).
  • The freedom to study the work, and adapt to your needs (freedom 1).
  • The freedom to redistribute copies of the work so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).
  • The freedom to improve the work and release your improvements, and modified versions in general, to benefit the whole community (freedom 3).

2. Notwithstanding the foregoing, according to the nature of the information (or work) being treated, certain of the above freedoms are not applicable or not needed. For this we distinguish three categories for the works; adapted to Castilian proposals by Richard M. Stallman [1], founder of the GNU Project, whose magnum opus is the license for free software most used and influential in our day, the GNU GPL [2]:

  • Functional works: software, dictionaries, textbooks, software documentation. In this case, the four freedoms are necessary.
  • Works testimonial: scientific writings, ancient writings. In this kind of work, the author could decide on whether to allow editing. Therefore, in this case Liberty 3 is not always necessary.
  • Works of personal expression or legal, newspapers, autobiographies, reviews, novels, logos, licensing and legal contracts, logos . In this kind of work, the modification is not ethically justifiable because it would possibly defame that person, or manipulating their views, opinions, personal or legal. Therefore, in this case Liberty 3 is neither necessary nor desirable. Freedom 2 is partially required: it is necessary to allow people to study, but may not adapt or change. The same document goes into this section by legal and personal nature.

3. Carry out its core business through its Internet website,, the partners may agree if they want to face meetings to address topics that are interesting, specific activities or any other legitimate reason.

4. Promote the development and creation of free information in various media, analog books, magazines, pamphlets …; Digital: software, music, ebooks …

5. Social pressure to release information and patents of others that may exist on this information.