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Def. of "Free Software" / "Open Source" (was: license questions)

Hi, Ali!

On Monday 07 October 2002 18:13, Ali Akcaagac wrote:

> a) somehow everyone has a slightly different understanding of
>    'opensource' and the terms of 'free software'.

There are three definitions of these terms which people commonly 
agree on:

 * The "Free Software Definition" of the GNU project:

 * The "Debian Free Software Guidelines":

 * The "Open Source Definition" of the Open Source Initiative
   (based on the Debian Free Software Guidelines):

Of course, these definitions are *slightly* different, but 
disallowing forks is not part of any of them. So, if you are 
using another definition, please refer to it, first.


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