POuL (Politecnico Open unix Labs) is a free and non-profit Politecnico di Milano students association.
Established in December 2001 by ten founders, the association has the following goals:
- Contribute to the the development of the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and of the Open Formats
- Promote the use of FOSS applications into the University system instead of their proprietary counterparts
- Organize conferences, workshops and other events to promote the principles of the Association, and to foster new ideas
- Publish written content to share knowledge to the worldwide FOSS community
- Encourage communication with other organizations that share our principles, to build a better world together
- Keep growing a culture which favors direct experience, freedom of information, meritocracy, and rejection for any form of authoritarianism or discrimination based on race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, religion and social class