software does NOT mean
that you do not have
to pay to get it. Free
software is a matter of freedom, not price. In order for software to be free
, users must be able
to run, copy, distribute (with a fee or without a fee), study, change
and improve the software.
Do not confuse free
software with open source
software. Although they are very similar, the philosophy behind them is different. Free
software is about ethics and open source
software is about being practical.