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08 February 2008 07:15

WinLibre - Free Software

ree software is software for which you have the source code and whose license allows this code to be passed on - whether modified or not. The opposite is known as "proprietary" software. However, access to the source code alone does not necessarily mean that software is "free", and free access has nothing to do with free of charge. Thus, free software is not freeware or shareware, and software whose source code is available is not necessarily free. The definition of "free software" refers to the fact that users are free to run, copy, distribute, study, modify and improve the software. More precisely it refers to four types of freedom for the software user : * Freedom to run the program - for whatever use. * Freedom to examine how the program works and adapt it to your needs. This freedom requires access to the source code. * Freedom to redistribute copies. * Freedom to improve the program and publish these improvements - to the benefit of the entire community. This freedom again requires access to the source code.