[PLUG] Incorrect interpretation of Free software on GNUnify website

Aditya Godbole aag.lists at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 08:02:15 PST 2008


Hi,

Since PLUG is involved with GNUnify to a large extent, I would like to
point out a factual error on the GNUnify website to the concerned
people (hoping they are on this list).

http://gnunify.in/foss.php

At the link given above, the interpretation of Free Software is incorrect -

"Free software is software that can be freely used, modified, and
redistributed with only one restriction: any redistributed version of
the software must be distributed with the original terms of free use,
modification, and distribution (known as copyleft)."

The Free Software definition does not say that redistribution must be
under the same clauses of redistribution. That is what copyleft says,
and copyleft is just one type of free software license. Contradictory
example are BSD, MIT licenses.

-aditya



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