(Off-topic) Software Information: "AutoCad for linux"
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Tue Jan 9 12:17:36 UTC 2007
On 08/01/07, Jeffrey F. Bloss <jbloss at tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
> FOSS (whatever that is)
FOSS is an acronym meaning 'Free and Open Source Software'.
Basically it is software that is licensed in such a way as to give you
certain freedoms or rights.
According to gnu.org these freedoms are:
* The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
* The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your
needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for
* The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor
* The freedom to improve the program, and release your
improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits
(freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
More information can be found on Wikipedia:
Or GNU and the FSF sites
(without whom Ubuntu would not be what it is today).
Varkon (the software you linked to), is released under the GNU GPL,
and is therefore Free Software (also Open Source Software), and thus
Did you think it should be legal to rip a CD to your PC or MP3 player?
Change the law, sign the petition http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/privatecopy/
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