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Ping Wales: Linux Vs Free Software

Apr 26, 2005, 02:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Chisnall)

"In 1985, Richard Stallman founded the Free Software Foundation (FSF). This organisation was dedicated to the development and promotion of software which would be distributed guaranteeing certain freedoms to the end user. These include the rights to run, modify and redistribute either the original or modified versions of the code.

"The term Free Software is often thought to be confusing--the English language does not differentiate between free as in freedom or free as in price--and so in recent years a spin-off movement has started to talk about Open Source Software, which has a similar definition..."

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