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0. Introduction

>I would first describe dyne org Dyne.org ...... etc etc

The Netherlands Media Art Institute has focused since the year 2002 on the development of free and open source software. > In that respect a long lasting relationship was stablished with this > organisation resulting in a patronage for the dyne.org foundation (Description of this history, from the begining up to the working together with Jaromil)

1. Mission Statement

To promote the idea of open source and knowledge sharing communities by research and development, production and distribution.

To provide new comunication tools, opening the partecipation to online and onsite communities, leveraging the democratical access to technology, lowering the economical requisites to its accesibility.

To foster artistical research and creation with open source technologies, exploring new forms of expression and interaction.

To insure sustainability of free software development, also when non-profiteable: being software a socially relevant media it should not be ideated and mantained only on the basis of its merchantability.

2. Definitions of terms

2.1 With the definition of free and open source software we refer to all software licensed and distributed under the GNU General Public License, as published by the Free Software Foundation. In fact, free has to be intended as "Libre", free as of speech, not simply gratis, coming with all possibilities to redistribute, modify and adapt the software without any fee. From now on we'll refer to it with the acronym FLOSS (free libre open source software).

2.2 With dyne.org foundation we describe a nonprofit organisation which developes, employes and distributes FLOSS based software and hardware solutions, especially related to art and comunication practices.

All the revenues are reinvested in research, employement and disribution.

2. Strategic and operational goals

To open up new not for profit markets and to create and distribute open source software to a wider audience.

2.3 With dyne.org foundation we describe a nonprofit organisation which distributes all research and creations for free, but also offers the most easy acces to all members of this community, even to those that do not contribute to research, at political prices.

3.4 Donor and Patron membership program

_ Contract between dyne.org and NIM is about specific projects currently: * Workshops - hour based * Sync Starter (co-production) * Video network (co-production) * FreeJ (support by NIM)

The Netherlands Media Art Institute garanties that the overhead never will be more than 5% of the turn over.

3. products and combinations of markets (PCM's)