Skype is not free software

John dingo at
Thu Sep 23 21:47:02 UTC 2004

Andy Jarvis wrote:

In OSS cicles, "free" does not mean "free of charge." It refers to your 
freedom to fold, spike, reproduce and redistribute.

The early HPIJ abd HPOJ software was free of charge but the licence 
prohipited its use with any but HP printers. Now, you can use it with 
any printers.

PINE fails because you can't distribute binaries changed versions.

SKYPE fails because on the restrictions on redistribution.

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