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[Fsfe-freedom] The four freedoms of Free Software

From: Alexandre Dulaunoy
Subject: [Fsfe-freedom] The four freedoms of Free Software
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 09:16:59 +0200 (CEST)


I believe that the four freedoms is a fundamental principle to protect the
Freedom of Free Software. I think this definition can be used to extend
Freedom to more concept than Software.

Here is the four freedoms :

#0 The freedom to run the program, for any purpose
#1 The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs
#2 The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor
#3 The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to
the public, so that the whole community benefits

To have freedom #1 and #3 the access to the source code is required.

Thanks for your excellent work.


Alexandre Dulaunoy              http://www.foo.be/
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