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NewsForge: A 100% Free Software-Based Italian Publisher

May 08, 2006, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

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"Journalist Zenone Sovilla founded publishing company Nonluoghi Libere Edizioni (the name approximately means 'Non-Places Free Editions') in 2002 after two years' experience running an online community called Nonluoghi.it, which he created to discuss social and political issues, with particular attention to the relationships between democracy and information. The focus of the newborn publishing house was on participatory democracy, libertarian theories, and nonviolence. Right at the start, Sovilla decided that this new business would not only support the philosophy behind free software, but also practiced it in full, since 'it looked to be the only way to be consistent with the company mission.' In practice, adopting free software was a bold choice in autumn 2001..."

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