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* '''alter''' it (and also share the results) - to build on the work and help to improve it, for example.
 
* '''alter''' it (and also share the results) - to build on the work and help to improve it, for example.
 
There is a whole world of free software with software covering virtually every need.
 
There is a whole world of free software with software covering virtually every need.
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== Derivatives ==
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* The [[Oekonux]] project examines how the concept of free software can be adapted to economy and politics to overcome capitalism with concepts of free software.
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* [[Shareconomy]] is a concept for an alternative economy based on the principles of free software.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:02, 1 December 2008

Free software is software that is meant to be shared. There is a strong movement behind free software that inspired other movements with its values and success.

Free software is software whose license guarantees the user the right to

  • use his tool for whatever purpose, to
  • study how it works, to
  • share it with whoever he wants (under the same conditions) and to
  • alter it (and also share the results) - to build on the work and help to improve it, for example.

There is a whole world of free software with software covering virtually every need.

Derivatives

  • The Oekonux project examines how the concept of free software can be adapted to economy and politics to overcome capitalism with concepts of free software.
  • Shareconomy is a concept for an alternative economy based on the principles of free software.