Citeum is a non profit foundation bringing together several organizations whose objective is to promote, develop and spread free and open source solutions of general interest. It supports research in several sectors, such as cybersecurity and data science but also aims to ensure representation of member organizations in front of national and international public authorities. Citeum is committed to help its members with all the human and material resources at its disposal, while the latter must respect the spirit and the recommendations of this charter.

Thus, Citeum intends to work for the spreading of the values ​​of the Open Source, especially in the field of digital applications, although these concepts can largely be extended to other sectors of society. The main activity of the association will be to work for the funding of members whose purpose is not profit-making. It will also promote the products and services of its members to its network of private operators and public administrations.

To fulfill its missions, Citeum is committed to:

  • build an extensive network of partners to spread its message and fund its operation;
  • support the actors of the free software and contribute to the organization of associated events;
  • defend the values ​​and the spirit of the open source with the political decision-makers and the public authorities;
  • provide, to the extent of its means, human and material support to non-profit members;
  • produce analyzes of public policies in the field of digital and free software.

Citeum members agree to:

  • work for free software in a spirit of coordination and mutual help;
  • design applications in the fields identified and prioritized by Citeum;
  • distribute all source codes under an open source license;
  • work to build user communities to facilitate exchange and sharing;
  • provide free services for organizations without financial resources.