Posted Jul 27, 2009 1:55 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: Did so. Many years ago.
Parent article: Launchpad source released
This is not my idea about what freedom is, but the
Huh? Where the hell freedom is defined in that essay? There are
definition of free software and there are fundamental, basic "freedom"
concept. The former is indeed defined in the FSF's article, the latter can
be found in different dictionatries. For example wictionary says:
1. The state of being free, of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
2. The state of being free, unconstrained; the lack of a specific
constraint, or of constraints in general.
1: the quality or state of being free: as
a. The absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
b. Liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another
c. The quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something
onerous <freedom from care>
This is freedom. The absence of necessity, coercion, or
It seems like you are the one doing the playing; the only way
Freedom 3 would be affected, is if you only read the first part of it, and
not the freedom as a whole, or if you add "under any license you
No. There are no freedom with AGPL. I have duty to release
changes. I am obliged to release changes. That's not freedom -
that's exact opposite. When I'm forbidden from releasing changes
(proprietary license) - that's not freedom, when I'm forced to
release changes - that's not freedom, I only ever have freedom number 3
when license allows me to release changes or keep them private.
GPL affects this freedom to, but only where it's needed to protect
other, more important freedoms, while AGPL does this unconditionally.
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