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Questions tagged [freedoms]

For questions that deals with freedoms normally provided and/or guaranteed by Free and Open Software.

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Is declaring something one made as “free software” legally binding?

I used an unfree license, but I made a copy paste mistake, declaring that the licnesed stuff is "free software". Is that legally binding = does it grant the licensee the three fos freedoms? Here the ...
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if I include source code with my commercial software, how much will that hurt the height of its sales?

i have an unreleased product i believe to be of great commercial value due to its algorithms. in the future, i intend to do four things in this order: release the source of the software to customers ...
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Can a free software (as in free speech) be not free (as in free beer)?

I was a bit puzzled when I read the description of Notepad++: Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor It seems to give room to the possibility that ...
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Free like free to do what I know and like best - write software? [closed]

Preamble Since this question is behind each second question concerning 'free software', please don't vote to close it. I don't want to discuss it with philosophers or economists or ask it on Yahoo. I ...
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AGPL-like license for datasets

Is anyone aware of (work towards) a license with similar freedom-preserving restrictions as the AGPL, which can be applied to datasets? Some background: The GPL puts restrictions on the legally ...
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Are there consequences of publishing software under a free or open source license?

When you publish software under a free or open source license, you are granting users certain freedoms. With that, it stands within reason there are certain consequences and liabilities, just as there ...
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What is the difference between free as in beer and free as in speech?

In open source the term "free" is often used, sometimes with a qualifier, "free as in beer" or "free as in speech". What is meant with these qualifications?
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How can I make a customer understand that free software involves some costs? [closed]

A common misunderstanding is that free software (replace the terms with "open source software" as you wish) will never involve costs. While this might be indeed true regarding you don't need to pay ...