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You should be the one using software. Don't run software that uses you.

You should be the one giving instructions to your computer, not a software developer hundreds of miles away.

If you run a closed source program, then its not the software thats the product. You are.

In its most basic form, software is just a list of instructions given to your computer in the form of code. By itself, a computer is useless. It can't think for itself, or do anything useful. It only becomes useful once it has been told what to do by software. Given this fact, who controls your computer? Your first instinct may be to say that its you, of course, but this might not actually be the case. The only control you have over your computer is the control that the software on your computer gives you. Software like Windows, MacOS, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Facebook, and millions of other programs are closed source, which means you don't have the ability to study or change the instructions they give to your computer. You're simply asked to trust that they only tell your computer to do what you ask it to. In fact, due to the Terms of Use set by the developers, its considered illegal to attempt to reverse engineer these programs to see what they are telling your computer to do.

In the English language, 'free' has two meanings: Free in terms of cost, free as in freedom. Most of the software you use is probably free in terms of cost, and can be downloaded and used at no charge. However, nearly all of these programs are probably not free in terms of freedom. The code that gives instructions to your computer is kept hidden from you, and you are prevented from trying to modify, study, distribute, or even control it. This is where V0LT, and thousands of other software developers come in.


V0LT software is free as in cost as well as free as in freedom


V0LT software is licensed under the GNU General Public License. This means that when you use a V0LT program, you are garunteed the freedom to, run, study, modify, and share it. This also means that V0LT software is open source, and the code that powers it can be read by anyone with a copy of the program. When you use a V0LT program, you are not a product. Your rights as a computer user are a priority, and every feature is designed to place you first.

All of the software contained on V0LT Platinum can be downloaded for free from the V0LT website. When you buy V0LT Platinum, you are supporting V0LT, and funding the development of more software that respects its users' rights. While you are absolutely allowed, and even encouraged to use the free software on the V0LT website if you're a normal user, V0LT Platinum is for those who want to go one step above and help ensure that free software continues to be produced and shared with the world.


Collectable

V0LT Platinum is created with collectable significance in mind. There will only ever be 6 original copies of V0LT Platinum Version 1. The first copy, copy 0, will be kept at V0LT. The other 5 will be given to contributors. Making copies of V0LT Platinum is fully permitted, but there will only ever be 6 official copies of V0LT Platinum, until Version 2 is released, which will contain the software from Version 1 in addition to new software. At this point, Version 1 will retain its rarity, as each disc is still 1 out of 6 others for its version.

Physical

While digital copies of V0LT software are much more convenient, efficient, and easily accessible, having physical copies of V0LT software holds figuritive significance. Even if you own a copy of V0LT Platinum, you should still probably use the digital copies of the software from the V0LT website, but possessing physical copies has heavy similarities to the start of the free software movement in the late 1980s, where free software was distributed exactly as V0LT Platinum is: On a physical medium with the source code included.

Offline

If you buy V0LT Platinum for practical reasons, chances are its because you want to use V0LT software without having to download it over the internet. V0LT Platinum has no reliance on the internet, and can be used completely offline. Everything you need to run the software, including the source code, manual, and license, are included right on the CD.

Organized

V0LT Platinum follows an organized and easily understandable file structure. The top level contains an About document, as well as a copy of the GPLv3 license and a Software folder. The Software folder contains more folders, each of the name of a program. Each program folder contains more folders, each with a certain version of the software. Each version folder contains the source code, builds for any supported operating systems, as well as the manual if the program has one.

Modifiable

Each program on V0LT Platinum contains well formatted source code, which allows for modifications to be made by anyone with a basic understanding of the programming language used.

Supported Platforms

V0LT Platinum contains both software for MacOS and Linux. If you use either of these operating systems, you'll find multiple programs compatible with your operating system. If you run Windows, you should still be able to access the files on the V0LT Platinum disc, but you won't be able to run any of the software.

Shareable

Because all the content and software on V0LT Platinum is licensed under the GPLv3 license, you're permitted to give copies of anything you want to friends, family, neighbors, or anyone else. You can even sell copies of the software for profit, as long as they include the source code and are licensed under the GPLv3 license!

Privacy

Of course, all software on V0LT Platinum follows V0LT's strict guidelines for privacy. There is absolutely no analytics, tracking, or data mining, and all the code is fully auditable.

Contributions

When you buy V0LT Platinum, you are contributing to keep V0LT alive and producing free software. Without the financial contributions of donors, V0LT wouldn't make any money, and wouldn't be sustainable.

V0LT Platinum Version 1 Catalog

Below is a catalog of all the software present on V0LT Platinum Version 1.

Purchase

V0LT Platinum is currently in development and production, but is coming soon.

At launch, V0LT Platinum will cost $25.