Vision & Values

Vision:

A world where access to information technology is a basic human right and therefore is free and open.

Values:

  • Freedom: We believe in the principle of free software – beyond just cost, where users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.
  • Sustainability: We believe in equipping people with the knowledge and tools to continue learning long-term, where they can skill-share in their local community to empower one another. We also believe in reducing waste and encouraging re-use through better knowledge of technology so it can be repaired, rebuilt, and re-used.
  • Community: We believe in utilising technology as a means of greater community engagement, not less – where technology connects people to one another and fosters further activity in, and awareness of, their locality.
  • Dissemination of truths: We believe in education, exploring all angles through critical thinking, while also providing fair and truthful coverage of our own in the interests of a fairer society.
  • Accountability: We believe in acting as a watchdog for all media, campaigning on issues such as newspaper corrections on the scale of the original claims, and net neutrality.
  • Inclusion: We believe all people should be digitally included regardless of background and that access to the internet is a basic human right. We also believe that libraries gave us power with access to free information, a tradition we aim to continue, and we strive to include all people in equal capacity whilst meeting individual needs, and oppose all forms of oppression, such as sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, disableism, and speciesism.