Software Freedom Day 2019

Software Freedom Day 2019

Saturday 21st September is Software freedom day.  To learn more about software freedom you can visit the following sites.

From gnu.,org

Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech”, not as in “free beer”.

More precisely, free software means users of a program have the four essential freedoms:

  • The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0).

  • The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

  • The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help others (freedom 2).

  • The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others (freedom 3). By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

 

https://www.fsf.org/

https://www.gnu.org/

https://fsfe.org/

There is also a video from the Free Software Foundation that explains this.

 

You can discuss more on the federated social media networks such as Friendica.

Please feel free to discuss further on friendi.ca