Enrico Zini of Debian fame coined the BDSM Free Software Manifesto (formerly Definition, which however isn't as precise as a description and more importantly doesn't fit in a cool geeky acronym):

I refuse to be bound by software I cannot negotiate with.

This begged to be turned into a cross-stitch wall hanging. I couldn't refuse.


More information and context for the phrase can be found in the notes for Enrico's talk at DebConf 2015: "Enrico's Semi Serious Stand-up Comedy". Note that while fully textual, the topics may be considered NSFW, and some of the links definitely are. It also includes many insights into the nature of collaboration and Free Software Communities, so I'd recommend reading it (and watching the video recording of the talk) anyway.



The pattern I've used while embroidering was created with the gimp: sources are available in the git repository, or you can download a printable png version.

To celebrate the fact that kxstitch has returned into debian I've also converted the pattern to its format:


Safer Sane and Consensual Public License version 1.0

Safer: you are responsible for what you do: use this at your own risk.

Sane: this work is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License version 4 or later.

Consensual: you do not have to use this work if you do not want to.

(License wording by Enrico Zini)

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