The Debian Social Contract is a document which frames the moral agenda of the Debian project. Debian ( pronounced) is a computer Operating system composed entirely of Free and open source software. The values outlined in the Social Contract provide the basic principles for the rules set forth in the Debian Free Software Guidelines. The Debian Free Software Guidelines ( DFSG) is a set of guidelines that the Debian Project uses to determine whether a software license is a Free software license Those guidelines serve as the basis for the Open Source Definition. The Open Source Definition is used by the Open Source Initiative to determine whether or not a software license can be considered open source.
A user sacrifices a degree of control when selecting an operating system for their computer. An operating system (commonly abbreviated OS and O/S) is the software component of a Computer system that is responsible for the management and coordination A computer is a Machine that manipulates data according to a list of instructions. Debian believes that the makers of a free software operating system should provide certain guarantees when a user entrusts them with control of a computer. Free software or software libre is Software that can be used studied and modified without restriction and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified These guarantees include: