Ean Schuessler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > Debian doesn't *have* a definition. > > Well, we call it a guideline but I'm not sure I see a difference. The difference is that a guideline, as we use the term, is an *internal* tool. We do not pretend that the guideline exhausts the meaning of free, but merely that it is a guideline. A definition, as the OSD is used, is a promise "if you satisfy this, we will stamp your license 'free'".