Why the distinction between free software and GPL software is important

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Thu Apr 26 12:57:42 UTC 2007

On Thursday 26 April 2007 14:21, Donn wrote:
> > Would you care to elaborate what definition of "free" you have in
> > mind
> It's free as in "Free of chains".

Hmm, that definition of free would only fit for public domain software, 
but not for Adobe Reader which was attributed to be free by the original 

> It can also be free of price, and usually is.

And this definition may be correct for GPL software as well. Therefore I 
am still confused.


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