Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Sections
You are here: Home

Free Protocols Foundation (FPF)

Purpose and Goals

The Free Protocols Foundation (FPF) is a global independent public forum, dedicated to the support of the internet engineering profession towards our profession’s responsibility to society and humanity.

Proper functioning of the internet engineering profession requires certain freedoms and demands certain societal agreements that are needed to bring about collaborative and cumulative environments for development of poly-existentials in general and software and Internet services in particular.

Our goals are three fold:

  1. Within the existing Western legal framework of Copyright and Patents, facilitate development of Free Protocols , Libre-Halaal Software and Libre-Halaal Services .
  2. Work towards abolishment of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Regime. We believe that the Western IPR Regime of Patents and Copyright are an obstacle to progress of the engineering profession and are detrimental to society.

    In:

    The Nature of Poly-Existentials:
    Basis for Abolishment of The Western Intellectual Property Rights Regime

    we describe our logic and strategy.

  3. Promote development and usage of halaal «حلال» manner-of-existence of software and halaal manner-of-existence of internet application services. Discourage development and usage of Proprietary-Haraam Software and Proprietary-Haraam Internet Application Services. We do this based on an ethical belief system that recognizes responsibility of the engineering profession to society, which in turn demands the Halaal manner-of-existence of Software.

    See

    Defining Halaal Manner-Of-Existence Of Software
    And Defining Halaal Manner-Of-Existence Of Internet Application Services

    for more details.

    Based on this definition, software and Internet services such as Microsoft Windows, Apple, Google, Facebook, etc, are haraam because their manner-of-existence is proprietary, restricted and internally opaque.

    Our use of the sensitive words “halaal” and “haraam” are described in:

    Introducing Halaal and Haraam into Globish
    Based on Moral Philosophy of Abstract Halaal

Ultimately, we want to arrive at societal policies that are based on the halaal manner-of-existence of software.

Towards the above goals, FPF supports a number of projects. FPF projects model permits smaller teams to take on specific aspects of our overall activities and move those forward effectively. FPF projects include:

Projects

1  Libre-Halaal Software – Defining Halaal Manner-Of-Existence Of Software

The main web site for this project is: www.halaalsoftware.org

2  Libre-Halaal Services – Defining Halaal Manner-Of-Existence Of Internet Application Services

Towards the goal of promoting development and use of Libre-Halaal Software and Libre-Halaal Internet Application Services within the existing Western legal framework of Copyright and Patents, we have formed the general frame works of “Libre-Halaal Services”, “Autonomous Libre-Halaal Services” and “Federations Of Autonomous Services.”

Top level web page for this project is: http://www.freeprotocols.org/projects/libreServices.

2.1  Libre Services (LibreServices.org)

Libre Services are free software ideology for Internet services.

The main web site for this project is: libreservices.org

Key relevant documents for this project are:

Libre Services
A non-proprietary model for delivery of Internet services
http://www.freeprotocols.org/PLPC/100101

2.2  Autonomous Libre Services

An Autonomous Libre Services is a Libre Service where the primary user of the service is the “owner” of the service. The concept of Autonomous Libre Services focuses on preserving privacy by providing control over information to users with safe guards of functional transparency, information portability and non-retention controls. Formal definitions are provided in:

Defining Halaal Manner-Of-Existence Of Software
And Defining Halaal Internet Application Services
http://www.freeprotocols.org/PLPC/120041

2.3  Federated Libre Services

The concept of Federation of Libre Services is layered above Autonomous Libre Services and focuses on interactions amongst Autonomous Libre Services and faciltation of information aggregation amongst Libre Services.

Key relevant documents for this project is:

ByStar Federation of Autonomous Libre Services
Overview of Concepts and Models
http://www.freeprotocols.org/PLPC/180015

3  Blee (ByStar Libre Emacs Environment)

Key relevant documents for this project is:

Blee – ByStar Libre Emacs Environment:
A User Environment For The Libre-Halaal ByStar Digital Ecosystem
http://www.freeprotocols.org/PLPC/180004

4  Libre-Halaal ByStar Digital Ecosystem

Key relevant documents for this project is:

The Libre-Halaal ByStar Digital Ecosystem
A Moral Alterantive To The Proprietary Digital Ecosystem
http://www.freeprotocols.org/PLPC/180016

5  freeprotocols.org

freeprotocols.org focuses on Libre-Halaal ByStar Digital Ecosystem in the context of writing, web publishing, communicating and processing in Persian and in Arabic.

The main web site for this project is: freeprotocols.org

Top level web page for this project is: http://www.freeprotocols.org/projects/persoArabic.

6  The Wap Trap

In 2000, we provided a detailed criticism of a set of specifications called the “Wireless Application Protocol”, or WAP. We warned that WAP is booby-trapped with patents and that WAP is entirely unfit to play the role of a Mobile Messaging industry standard.

Top level web page for this project is: http://www.freeprotocols.org/projects/wapTrap.

Key relevant documents for this project are:

The WAP Trap
An Expose of the Wireless Application Protocol
http://www.freeprotocols.org/PLPC/100014


Le WAP a la trappe
Un expose sur le Wireless Application Protocol
http://www.freeprotocols.org/PLPC/100015


WAP - The Patent Problem
http://www.freeprotocols.org/PLPC/100025

7  Libre Texting

Top level web page for this project is: http://www.freeprotocols.org/projects/libreTexting.

Key relevant documents for this project is:

Libre Texting
A Collaborative Initiative And a Reference Implementation
http://www.freeprotocols.org/PLPC/110015

8  Patent Battles – Defense Against Patent Assertions

Top level web page for this project is: http://www.freeprotocols.org/projects/patentBattles.


9  FPF Patent Free Protocols Procedures

This project focuses on establishment of the Free Protocols Foundations processses to ensure the development and maintenance of patent-free protocols.

Key relevant documents for this project are:

The Free Protocols Foundation Policies and Procedures
http://www.freeprotocols.org/PLPC/100201


Author’s Patent Free Statement for RFC-2188
http://www.freeprotocols.org/Records/200002071


Author’s Patent Free Statement for RFC-2524
http://www.freeprotocols.org/Records/200002072

10  Towards Abolishment Of Western IPR Regime

Key relevant documents for this project is:

The Nature of Poly-Existentials:
Basis for Abolishment of The Western Intellectual Property Rights Regime
http://www.freeprotocols.org/PLPC/120033


Document Actions
Libre/Halaal Internet Services Provided At LibreCenter By Neda

Member of By* Federation Of Autonomous Libre Services

This web site has been created based exclusively on the use of Halaal Software and Halaal Internet Application Services. It is part of the By* Federation of Autonomous Libre Services which in turn are part of the Halaal/Libre By* Digitial Ecosystem which incorporate the following software components: