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Re: Some hard numbers on licenses used by elisp packages

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Some hard numbers on licenses used by elisp packages
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2017 20:49:12 -0400

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  > This FAQ item at the OSI explains this in more detail:
  > https://opensource.org/faq#free-software.

What that says is not correct: open source and free software are not
equal as subsets of software.  There are a few programs whose source
code qualifies as open but not free.

In addition, tivoized executables made from free software source code
are nonfree even if the source code is free.  Many Android devices
contain tivoized executables of Linux, for instance.

explains all of this carefully.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (gnu.org, fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (internethalloffame.org)
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