- Access - access to communications infrastructure, information, and tools - for any purpose.
- Openness - open communications infrastructure, software source code, and multimedia source data.
- Sharing - the freedom to share the culture we discover and create - with anyone who we choose, anywhere, anytime, for any purpose.
- Generativity - the freedom to build upon the culture that surrounds us, create derivative works, remixes, and re-contextualize knowledge.
Free Culture as exemplified by the Creative Commons
Free Software - liberating tools and ideas to support our creative potentialFree and Open Source software is available to facilitate communications, productivity, creativity, and the distribution of our creative commonwealth.
Community Networks - building grassroots, community owned communications infrastructure
GNU.media are creating community owned communications infrastructure to provide universal access and protect our privacy.
Open Data / Open Services - providing open and transparent access to our commonwealth of knowledge.
GNUmedia promotes Open Data and Services, as described by opendata.org via the Open Definition.
“A piece of content or data is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike.”
The Open Software Service Definition (OSSD), which defines ‘openness’ in relation to online (software) services, can be summed up in the statement that:
“A service is open if its source code is Free/Open Source Software and non-personal data is open as in the Open Definition.”