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The Four Freedoms

Parallels can be drawn between TeamTAD and the Open Source and Free Software movements in software design

The open source movement improves not just the open source community but also the proprietary software vendors. The latter are forced to take note and are forced to improve themselves.

Note that some of the tools in the software industry (like compilers, websites, portals, etc.) may itself be charged for. In short, open source is not synonymous with "free" from a cost point of view. As Richard Stallman; a guru in the Free Software movement, had expressed it:

Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of "free" as in "free speech", not as in "free beer". Read the full article at another site.

Richard Stallman promotes the four freedoms in software (see below). At TeamTAD, we have an equivalent set of freedoms that we want to achieve. However, please note: Analogies work only to serve a point. As software design and architectural designs are vastly different, it is important to stop seeking analogies at the right boundary.

Richard Stallman wants to defend these four freedoms in the software industry:

  • The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0)
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this
  • The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2)
  • The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

At TeamTAD, we want these freedoms for the representation of architecture:

  • Freedom to use any architectural information for any purpose (freedom 0)
  • Freedom to study how an architectural work came to be, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to architectural information is a pre-condition
  • Freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2)
  • Freedom to improve upon the representation of an architectural work, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access to architectural information is a precondition for this.

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