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Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inspiring speech on the four freedoms provided Richard Stallman’s with a framework for declaring, in a hopefully inspirational manner, Four Freedoms in regard to software. Stallman, an MIT graduate concerned about the growing trend toward proprietary software started the Free Software movement which is now supported by the Free Software Foundation.
A program is “free software” if the program’s users have the four essential freedoms:
If software is licensed in a way that does not provide these 4 freedoms, then it is categorized as nonfree or proprietary.
Free Software Foundation. (2013). What is Free Software. Retrieved from https://edtechbooks.org/-awLr