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