Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: id3v2 incompatibility
Re: id3v2 incompatibility
From: Björn Stenberg <bjorn_at_haxx.se>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 15:56:02 +0100
Michael Hentschel wrote:
> What exactly would be the difference between free and gratis?
> Doesn't both mean that you can legally download/use it without paying?
"Free" is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you
should think of "free" as in "free speech," not as in "free beer."
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
- 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.
Read more here: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
-- BjörnReceived on 2004-01-09