Free software licensing

IT'S A FREE FOR ALL

Article from Issue 114/2010
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Maddog takes a look at how Free Software licensing works and why it matters.

Some people say that “duplicating” copyrighted software is not “pirating,” and I understand their reasoning. But for at least some people, under the laws of their countries, unauthorized duplicating is also a crime, whether it be a book, a song, or a software program. People are being prosecuted because of these laws that are created by legislators who listen to companies and others that do not believe in Free Software.

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