Free software

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Free software is software that respects the user's four essential software freedoms:
 
Free software is software that respects the user's four essential software freedoms:
 
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# The freedom to use the software for any purpose.
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# The freedom to study how the software works and to modify it if you wish.
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# The freedom to redistribute (e.g., sell, give away, share) exact copies.
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# The freedom to distribute (e.g., sell, give away, share) your modified versions.
| The freedom to redistribute (e.g., sell, give away, share) exact copies.
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| The freedom to distribute (e.g., sell, give away, share) your modified versions.
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Latest revision as of 14:57, 25 February 2014

Free software is software that respects the user's four essential software freedoms:

  1. The freedom to use the software for any purpose.
  2. The freedom to study how the software works and to modify it if you wish.
  3. The freedom to redistribute (e.g., sell, give away, share) exact copies.
  4. The freedom to distribute (e.g., sell, give away, share) your modified versions.
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