Pirate Linux is a Gentoo Linux-based operating system created by a few members of the Pirate Party of Canada. The main goals are:

  • Educate the public about Pirate Party issues, and learn from their feedback.
  • Create a unified platform that Pirate Party members can use for further developments as well as communication & meetings.
  • Create a system that Pirate Party members will want to use for themselves.
  • Help people have easy access to a transparent system that allows them to exercise a strong level of free speech and privacy.
  • Give people access to useful open source content such as books, videos, software.
  • Remove peoples’ dependence on copyrighted “content”.
  • Teach people how the technology (used in the OS) works.

The main developer, Andrew, has a strong academic background in math, computer science, physics, and economics. In his free time, he enjoys building trustless, decentralized systems (such as Pirate Linux) that empower both himself and others. You can follow him on Twitter @1proof.

4 Comments » for About
  1. Andrew says:

    History of edits:
    2012/01/27: Changed one point to say “transparent system” instead of just “system”
    2012/02/21: Added “and learn from their feedback”
    2014/04/19: Made it clear that Pirate Linux is a Linux-based operating system.

  2. Kenton says:

    This is a really good idea. Installing :p

  3. Hugo says:

    Hey, I was wondering if this system would work on a mac, could you please reply soon,

    • Andrew says:

      The Pirate Linux ISO is designed for the x86_64 architecture, so I think it should work on a modern mac, but I never tried. I will get back to you once I do. You may also want to search for “linux live dvd mac” online.

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