Apparently there are still a lot of people out there that don't understand that most and licenses require attribution where you give credit to the creators whose work you are reusing or building upon. Being a good digital citizen and doing this only helps grow the commons. Don't forget.

@downey The licenses, they are not open source, because they are not code.

And in terms of licenses used in Free Software, such as GNU GPL support user freedom. If you give credit or you're not bound to it.

Regarding CC licenses that include the attribution clause, in those if you are obliged to attribute credit.

I Recommend the use of the term Free Software and not open source, since the term open source, has no intention to promote the freedom of users, but only the good of the code. #gnu

@isharefreedom @downey

Yeah, but no. FSF do not respect their own rule 0 in their GPL.


"The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0)."

From the GNU Manifesto, and in some form shows up in most GPL's.

"GNU is not in the public domain. Everyone will be permitted to modify and redistribute GNU, but no distributor will be allowed to restrict its further redistribution. That is to say, proprietary modifications will not be allowed
Copyleft is not individual freedom of use."

@jmw150 @isharefreedom @downey I'm not a computer scientist but my basic knowledge of the English language tells me that those two things dont actually contradict

@Hyolobrika @downey @isharefreedom

They mostly do not. It is why groups like FOSS and FOSH are so successful. But everybody has their own license, or set of licenses, these days, and the particulars make these things distinct.

@jmw150 @Hyolobrika @downey Published software should be free software. To make it free software, you need to release it under a free software license. We normally use the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL), specifying version 3 or any later version, but occasionally we use other free software licenses. We use only licenses that are compatible with the GNU GPL for GNU software.

if you would get to learn more about free software and licenses I recommend visiting:

@jmw150 @downey
Freedom is to be in control of your own life. This explains why you have to reject the supposed idea of freedom of giving up your freedom.

On a superficial level, it seems like just another freedom.
But its consequence is that they lose their freedom.
We have learned that when someone has nothing to eat, the answer is not to tell him to sell himself into slavery. It is to give them food.

@isharefreedom @jmw150 @downey Its okay to give up your own freedom IMO. What's not ok is the freedom to interfere with other people's freedom.

@Hyolobrika @downey @jmw150 The concept of freedom that I gave, about having control over your own life, is the concept of freedom which is advocated by the Free Software Foundation. If you are not in control of your own life in this case you are not free. Even if you have decided to lose it of your own choice.

For more info:
#userfreedom #gnu

@isharefreedom @downey

Sorry. The GNU group are hypocrites.

Although mostly good, FSF are about promoting themselves, at the consequence of user freedom.

So by technicality... You have it completely backwards. Communes are not anarchies. And communes are not about promoting individuality.

@jmw150 @downey I regret your little interest in the right of people to use free software and not to become slaves with digital shackles imposed by proprietary software. I hope you'll be fine.

I recommend you to investigate a little closer to why users have the right to free computer and not to be slaves.
#userfreedom #gnu

@isharefreedom Do not use that kind of language as a reply to my post. There is actual real human slavery going on in the planet. Software freedom is important, but it's only part of what we need to fix in this world.


@downey @jmw150
Please don't feel grieved by what I said, for the question of the previous boy, who blocked me had already done it in an interview with rms, and I only quoted his answer. there are those who have no interest in these relevant issues about taking control of their own lives. It is not a game, but I know many who prefer it for having comfort with proprietary software.
(im using translate software)

@downey That's right, Michael. Give credit where credit is due.

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