Is it really free software ?

DeBug debug at
Tue Nov 6 10:10:12 UTC 2001

>> Explain me please how copyrights are compatible with free(libre) software?

egc> : We protect your rights [for free software] with two steps:
egc> : (1) copyright the software, and 
egc> : (2) offer you this license which gives you legal permission 
egc> : to copy, distribute and/or modify the software.
egc> free software exists solely because of copyright law.

     Why is it necessary to copyright the software in order
     to make it free ?

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