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Subject: [GNU-traductores] gnudist:/home/www/html/philosophy/free-sw.html -- recent changes
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 05:41:31 -0800 (PST)

This is an automated report from gnudist.
Recent changes to /home/www/html/philosophy/free-sw.html:

   9 -rw-rw-rw-   1 bkuhn    www          8844 Feb 18 14:04 

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--- /tmp/diffmon21758   Mon Feb 19 05:41:31 2001
+++ /home/www/html/philosophy/free-sw.html      Sun Feb 18 14:04:52 2001
@@ -1,11 +1,11 @@
-<TITLE>What is Free Software? - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation 
+<TITLE>The Free Software Definition - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation 
 <LINK REV="made" HREF="mailto:address@hidden";>
 <BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" TEXT="#000000" LINK="#1F00FF" ALINK="#FF0000" 
-<H3>What is Free Software?</H3>
+<H3>The Free Software Definition</H3>
 <A HREF="/graphics/philosophicalgnu.html"><IMG 
    ALT=" [image of a Philosophical Gnu] "
@@ -26,6 +26,12 @@
+We maintain this free software definition to show clearly what must be
+true about a particular software program for it to be considered
+``free software''.
 ``Free software'' is a matter of liberty, not price.  To understand
 the concept, you should think of ``free speech'', not ``free beer.''
@@ -145,6 +151,31 @@
 that are Worth Avoiding</A> for a discussion of these terms.
 We also have a list of <A HREF="/philosophy/fs-translations.html">translations
 of "free software"</A> into various languages.
+Finally, note that criteria such as those stated in this free software
+definition require careful thought for their interpretation.  To
+decide whether a specific software license qualifies as a free
+software license, we judge it based on these criteria to determine
+whether it fits their spirit as well as the precise words.  If a
+license includes unconscionable restrictions, we reject it, even if we
+did not anticipate the issue in these criteria.  Sometimes a license
+requirement raises an issue that calls for extensive thought before we
+can decide if the requirement is acceptable, including discussions
+with a lawyer.  When we reach a conclusion, we sometimes update these
+criteria to make it easier to see why certain licenses do or don't
+If you are interested in whether a specific license qualifies as a
+free software license, see our <A
+HREF="/philosophy/license-list.html"> list of licenses </A>.  If the
+license you are concerned with is not listed there, you can ask us
+about it by sending us email at <A
 <H4><A HREF="/philosophy/philosophy.html">Other Texts to Read</A></H4>
@@ -174,7 +205,7 @@
 permitted in any medium, provided this notice is preserved.<P>
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-24 Jan 2001 mhw
+18 Feb 2001 bkuhn
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