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Special features of Free Software

Free Software is not a gift

  • A gift is based on a personal relationship

    May exist before and/or after a gift

    • For most people Free Software is anonymous as a product can be
  • A gift often creates an obligation

    • Taking Free Software creates no obligations
  • Producers of Free Software do not think in terms of gift

    If at all then as a gift to mankind


Calling Free Software a gift is wrong

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