"The Free Technology Academy (FTA) is an international
institution based in Europe, whose goal is to provide online
education, at master level, about Free Software. I recently spoke
with Wouter Tebbens, president of the Free Knowledge Institute and
FTA director, to know how the FTA works and what are its plans for
the next year.
"Stop: Wouter, what is the FTA's mission and philosophy?
"Wouter: The FTA aims to contribute to a society that permits
all users to study, participate and build upon existing knowledge
without restrictions. The starting point of our project is shared
development and shared exploitation. Anyone willing to contribute
to what we have already built and benefiting from that is welcome.
All software and educational materials used and produced by the FTA
come with the freedom to use, modify, copy and distribute. We view
those as minimum rights to foster a strong community around the
education of Free Software. Within the courses at the FTA we
practice these freedoms and values."