[kwlug-disc] Open Source intro handout

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 30 01:28:02 EDT 2009

--- On Thu, 4/30/09, Chris Frey <cdfrey at foursquare.net> wrote:
> Someone who doesn't know what source code is will need more
> help and more time to fully understand what Free Software means, in my
> opinion.

Here is where education is important. Even people that use and advocate Free software have misconceptions. 

>From the four freedoms only two have to do with source code. 

Freedoms 0 (run the program, for any purpose) and 2 (redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor) have nothing to do with source code.

Raul Suarez

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