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Re: Non-free, Contrib and CDs (Was Re: GNU Win32? Not anymore.)

From: Shaya Potter <spotter@itd.nrl.navy.mil>
> I agree that things which are "free" but no source code are at least good
> for contrib.  However, if the are "free", shouldn't a product that
> contains source code, and only limits distribution (not use) be free.

No, I don't think so. An essential part of its freeness is that you should
be able to modify the program, perhaps derive something from it, and then
re-distribute it to others. Any others.


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