[UPHPU] open source software and freedom (was: Zend Studio)
fungus at aros.net
Fri Jun 3 11:59:19 MDT 2005
On Jun 3, 2005, at 9:08 AM, Gary Thornock wrote:
> I don't understand either. Is there some clause in the Zend
> Studio license agreement that prevents you from using vim to edit
> the same code you've edited with Zend Studio? I rather doubt it.
> It's great to be able to find software with a "free as in
> free"  license, but, as long as there are multiple programs
> available that can do the job, under a variety of licenses,
> there's no loss of your freedom if some of those licenses aren't
The freedoms you give up by purchasing a closed-source/Non-Free
license include, but not limited to:
* The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
* The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your
needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
* The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor
* The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements
to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3).
Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
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