(from the Libre Endowment Fund)
Fully Open Initiative
to promote and protect open services based on open knowledge
version 002 - 2021-12-28
Founded in 2020, the Fully Open Initiative is a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to raise awareness and adoption of Open Services and Fully Open Services.
Open Service is provided under OSD-compliant service agreement which grants all the rights to use, study, change and provide the service in modified and unmodified form, while at the same time acknowledging the essential role of manpower and knowledge required to operate the service.
Fully Open Service is an Open Service which relies on Open Works, Open Hardware and other Open Services.
A service is Open Service if the services users have the four essential freedoms:
A service is open service if it gives users adequately all of these freedoms. Otherwise, it is non open.
The Open Service Definition was initially derived from the Free Software Definition. Richard Stallman was the first to push the ideals of software freedom which we continue.
A service is Fully Open if it is an Open Service and if its dependencies are open:
All tangible and intangible dependencies of a Fully Open Service should be open. A Fully Open Service must list explicitly all tangible and intangible dependencies which are not open.
All service dependencies of a Fully Open Service should be Fully Open. A Fully Open Service must list explicitly all service dependencies which are not Fully Open, and among these, all service dependencies which are government regulated (ex. electricity).
Open Service is still a new idea but already has two workgroups.
Open Service is still a new idea and has not yet gone through a formal certification procedure definition. The following companies or organisations are providing or may provide services that comply with the open service defitinion.