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free software

Free software is software that can be licensed and used freely under the GNU General Public License.

The degrees of freedom associated with the use relate to the application for which the software is used, to the fact that one receives the source code and can use it to improve the program and adapt the functionality to one's needs, and last but not least, that one can pass the program on to third parties. Free Software may be used commercially and implemented in appropriate programs.


Software Concepts

Software Concepts

Free Software exists in many variants. The better known are shareware, freeware, crippleware, demoware, public domain software, expireware and liteware.

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Updated at: 19.02.2019
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