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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] More bad news about the GPL License: Fwd:[Gxl] GCC Licencing and XML extracts

This raises the question of how the free software definition constitutes 
an "augmentation", in the Englebart / Bootstrap sense, of the 
improvement infrastructure (at the human systems level), and how this 
approach favors bootstrapping.    (01)

 From http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html:    (02)

> Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, 
> distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it 
> refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software:
>     * The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
>     * The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your 
> needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
>     * The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor 
> (freedom 2).
> * The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to 
> the public, so that the whole community benefits. (freedom 3). Access 
> to the source code is a precondition for * this.    (03)

 From http://www.bootstrap.org/augment/AUGMENT/132811.html#10G :    (04)

> And the thesis was developed that the CODIAK set of knowledge 
> capabilities - the concurrent development, integration, and application 
> of knowledge - is important to all three types of activities. 
> Therefore, if CODIAK improvement was concentrated upon early, the 
> result could improve the first and second derivatives of the return on 
> future improvement investments. 10G    (05)

- Mark    (06)

On Friday, April 26, 2002, at 12:20 AM, Richard Stallman wrote:    (07)

> For the definition of "free software", see
> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html.  I presume that
> www.opensource.org gives the definition of "open source".
>    (08)