I've tried to put all the complete Free Software Definition (very long in its complete form, which takes a big part of the "What's free software?" essay) in a shorter version.
A software is free if : 0. Free Use : The user have the right to use the software without any restrictions. 1. Free Source : The user have the source code of the software (this which is used by developers for modify), and he can modify it without restrictions. 2. Free Redistribution : The user can redistribute free copies, modified or verbatim, commercially or gratis, to everyone, everywhere, with any way (binary and/or source, FTP and/or HTTP, TCP and/or UDP, etc.), without prevent someone. Trademarks are acceptable if they aren't everywhere (and impossible to remove) and/or prohibit the distributing of verbatim copies and/or prohibit the use of the original name as alias of the new name. 3. Free Booting : If a software is on a hardware which prohibit the use of a modified version, the binary isn't free, even if the source code is free. 4. Free Extending : The user can extend the software with free modules, commercially or gratis, to everyone, everywhere, with any way, without prevent someone. 5. Permanent Freedoms : The copyright holders cannot remove freedoms to any user. 6. Freedom to Fuck Dictators : The license cannot require compliance with the license of a proprietary software. If a license requires you to comply with the licenses of “all the programs you use”, in the case of a user runs proprietary programs, this would disallow the users to not compliying with the proprietary license, so the license is proprietary too. _______________________________________________ gnu-misc-discuss mailing list email@example.com https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss