Compsci 82, Fall 2009, Free and Open Source Software

Stallman on the Ethical System that is Free Software

The Free Software Definition

"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."

Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it means that the program's users have the four essential freedoms:

Stallman on Ethics an Power

We'll look at the first four minutes of this video, of course you can look at the whole thing.

Stallman on the release fo GPL V3 -- sixteen years in the making.

More Links

Richard Stallman on YouTube