What I mean by Free Software?

Posted on Tue 06 January 2004 in general

I was reading an article by rms (to non tech heads Richard M Stallman, father of the Free Software Foundation) asking what next for the "community". Its worth a read if you've ever wandered why I ignore suggestions to "download wibbletech for free from the web site".

Now I'm by no means as left wing as RMS. I after all write proprietary and free software. However when it comes to the software I run on my machine I like to know that I can examine it and tweak it if I want to. Thats the freedom I'm referring to when I talk about Free Software.

In other news I've managed to weigh less post Christmas for the second year in a row. Go me ;-)