Just because software is free doesnt mean its free software.This may confuse those who only know the Windows world, where the software animal known as freeware is readily available but truly free software is a bit more scarce. They may be excused for thinking, when we Linux users talk about free software, that they use free software too.
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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