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Re: The Spirit of Free Software, or The Reality

Hi all

Free software stands for a high qualitative product. It isn't at least of the collaborative model it uses, everybody can contribute as much as he want. And it won't be a last technological progress that will free man kind from its responsibilities. Anything other than openness isn't acceptable or justified, it would be just parasism and this is how capitalism doesn't work ...


On Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 10:17 AM, Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au> wrote:
lumin <cdluminate@gmail.com> writes:

> Besides, some Free Software Licenses don't prevent people from selling
> them for profit, and so does Debian GNU/linux itself.

Indeed, if a license restricts charging a fee when redistributing the
work, it is by definition (FSF and DFSG) not a free license.

The work is only free if recipients are free to charge a fee – of any
size – for redistributing the work.

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