History of Free Software

History of Free Software

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. This is a timeline-style look at how free and open source software has evolved and existed from its inception. The phrase "free software" refers to software that is liberally licensed, allowing the end user more freedoms than conventional software licenses. This is not to be confused with software which is available to the end user at no cost, which is known as freeware. Free software may be distributed with or without charge. Advocates of free software distinguish themselves from those of open source software. However, as defined by the Free Software Foundation and Open Source Initiative, respectively, the terms describe nearly identical sets of software.show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 304g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136600927
  • 9786136600925