promotes the public commons by facilitating community support for non-rival free/libre/open (FLO) projects.

They envision a world where everyone has equal access to a robust and vibrant public commons; where everyone is empowered to realize and share their additions to our cultural heritage and to participate in the ongoing development of science and technology; and where there is liberty, privacy, and human dignity for all.

The system provides an effective marketplace where natural, bottom-up pressures promote the best projects; yet we maintain higher values than those concerned only with the market itself.