Free World Licence.

Bruce Perens bruce at
Tue Oct 19 02:27:03 UTC 1999

From: "Ross N. Williams" <ross at>
> Aren't those sort of non-free components typically above the OS level?
> My definition requires that only the parts that my program needs to
> run be free.

So no non-free drivers, for example?

> AGGREGATION: Mere aggregation of another work not based on
> the Module with the Module (or with a work based on the
> Module) on a volume of a storage or distribution medium does
> not bring the other work under the scope of this Licence.

It sounds self-contradictory, though. You excuse aggregation but
putting the program together with an operating system isn't



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