[Fsfe-ie] Business cards

Malcolm Tyrrell malcohol at eircom.net
Fri Jun 10 12:36:58 CEST 2005

I agree that the business cards should have some space for writing names
and phone numbers etc. Here's a version with a designated doodle box:


Improve at will!

I've adjusted the definition of Free Software slightly. As the original is
based on the FSF definition and is part of IFSO's constitution, perhaps that
was a bad idea.

Here is the old version (as used on our website):

Software is Free Software if it comes with permission for all recipients to
do the following four things:
* Run the program, for any purpose.
* Study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs.
* Redistribute copies.
* Improve the program, and release your improvements to the public.

I think it's slightly awkward. In particular, it switches from "Software" to
"Program", and also from "all recipients" to "your". Also, the "permission
for all recipients to..." is perhaps a little pedantic. Here is the
simplified version I put on the business cards:

Software is Free Software if it comes with permission to:
1. Run it for any purpose;
2. Study how it works & adapt it to your needs;
3. Redistribute copies, and
4. Improve it & release your improvements to the public.

Any opinions?


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