Learn Free Software

We write beginner-friendly guides to introduce free software to computer users in China.

This project is still WIP.

Table of Contents

For users

For developers

Criteria for writing the guides

We intend to make this guide as friendly as possible so that beginners with least expertise should be able to read and follow.

Write as if your readers were college students who had just got their first laptop (yes, they really suck at computer skills). Go step by step and use friendly language. Don't write how to 25XX NOR SPI flash free boot firmware immediately they learned how to download GNU/Linux. Don't write "why the hell are you chatting on matrix? switch to Tox over Tor and get yourself RSA8192 encryption and a Yubikey!"

Please use "free software" rather than "open source" unless specifically referring to the open source movement, and "GNU/Linux" rather than "Linux" unless referring to the kernel.

Please avoid ruinous compromises.