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origins of free software

origins of free software

Posted Dec 23, 2008 12:01 UTC (Tue) by robbe (subscriber, #16131)
In reply to: origins of free software by giraffedata
Parent article: Interview: Vernor Vinge

> I think it's pretty clear Vinge is using FSF terminology
> ("free software" is free as in freedom, not as in free beer),
> so that software published without any copyright reserved would
> not qualify as free software.

Doubtful. The FSF terms this kind of software (the most prominent
examples being BSD/MIT licensed works) "non copylefted free software".
See
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.html#Non-Copylef...


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