(I found the text on the FSF website to be really well-written, so I used it in the application to my Uni’s student union)
Declaration of the Formation of the Murdoch University Software Freedom Collective
(Submitted for affiliation to the Murdoch University student union)
Free software is about having control over the technology we use in our homes, schools and businesses, where computers work for our individual and communal benefit, not for proprietary software which might seek to restrict and monitor us. As our society grows more dependent on computers, the software we run is of critical importance to securing the future of a free society.
The Software Freedom Collective wants to secure freedom for computer users by promoting the development and use of free (as in freedom) software and documentation.
For anyone who loves Linux, BSD, and takes an interest in Open Source software, this is the club for you!
FOSS = Free & Open Source Software
Popularise Open Source software, and advocate for Software Freedom
Run Linux & BSD installation and troubleshooting sessions
Inform club members and the public of new FOSS
We hope to attract speakers who can give keynotes and seminars on interesting and enlightening FOSS topics
Distribute FOSS free of charge, like GIMP (https://www.gimp.org/), Blender (https://www.blender.org/), LibreOffice (https://www.libreoffice.org/), and advocate for alternative forms of social media, like Pleroma (https://pleroma.social/), and Mastodon (https://joinmastodon.org/).
We are queer friendly, actively anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-ableist, anti-misogynist and anti-transphobic.
If you are interested, contact email@example.com