The “free” in Free Software refers to “freedom”, rather than cost. It is largely a happy coincidence that Free Software is available gratis. Copyleft licensing certainly helps, but there’s no overarching reason that Free-as-in-Freedom software need not cost anything.
Did you know about Free Software Foundation before. If not, here is a brief intro about that.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit corporation with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all free software users. This organisation is founded by Richard Stallmam in 1985.
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Trisquel is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, which emphasizes free software. The latest release, Trisquel GNU/Linux 3.5 codenamed Awen, is based on the current Ubuntu 9.10 stable release but comes with a different package list, partly because of the desire to include only free software and partly because of developer preferences.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 13th annual Free Software Awards. Award for the Advancement of Free Software is presented to an individual who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of free software.