From Open Edition
Open Edition was founded in 2009 by Flatbed Splendor to explore the philosophy of FLOSS (Free/Libre/Open Source Software) through the medium of the artist's book. In this exploration, the artist's book is considered as both for its potential as a free information technology and as a free cultural work. As such, Open Edition is an attempt to extend the Free Software Foundation's "four essential freedoms" to the users of the artist's book, integrating FLOSS with the art of making books by hand. From this intention, many works have grown. Open Edition advocates for the understanding and use of free software, particularly in the book arts community, by supporting relevant practice, scholarship and pedagogy.