Free World Licence.

Arandir arandir at
Tue Oct 19 03:27:56 UTC 1999

On Mon, 18 Oct 1999, Ross N. Williams wrote:

> You can distribute FWL software with a non-free OS. You just
> can't compile executables or run it on a non-free OS.

One of the main premises of Free Software according to the FSF is that it's
okay to share software with your friend. However, with this license, if I share
it with my friend, there is a good probability that he will be sued. What kind
of friend would I be then?

Friend: "Hey, that's cool software! Can I have a copy?"
Me: "Sorry, It won't run on your system."
Friend: "Oh, it another one of those Linux programs."
Me: "No, it's just illegal for you to use it."
Friend: "Why?"
Me: "Cause it's got this Free Software license on it that says..."
Friend: "Explain to me again what Free means again. I'm confused."


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