ZNet: Free Software as a Social Movement
Dec 19, 2005, 17:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Justin Podur)
"JP: Can you first of all explain the 'Free Software
"RMS: The basic idea of the Free Software Movement is that the
user of software deserves certain freedoms. There are four
essential freedoms, which we label freedoms 0 through 3.
"Freedom 0 is the freedom to run the software as you wish.
Freedom 1 is the freedom to study and change the source code as you
wish. Freedom 2 is the freedom to copy and distribute the software
as you wish. And freedom 3 is the freedom to create and distribute
modified versions as you wish. With these four freedoms, users have
full control of their own computers, and can use their computers to
cooperate in a community..."