Sept 3, 2003
Free Software Licensing in Context
Free Software Definition
The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1).
Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).
The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3).
Copyright © 2003, Free Software Foundation. Verbatim copying permitted provided this notice is preserved.