[ubuntu-uk] Free vs non-free drivers etc

Jonathan Roberts jonathan.roberts.uk at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 17 12:34:23 GMT 2006


 >The emphasis is slightly different. Open Source doesn't (always) have
 >the freedom aspect, at least not all four freedoms from the GPL
 >(paraphrased here):
 > - freedom to run
 > - freedom to study
 > - freedom to redistribute
 > - freedom to change and release

For anyone wondering about this kind of thing it is really worth 
checking out the Free Software Foundation's website where they have a 
philosophy section explaining all about Free Software/Open Source 
software. It's quite an interesting read.

http://www.fsf.org

Jon



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