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Opened by Jean Louis - 08/06/2018
Last edited by André Silva - 10/06/2018

FS#925 - [autoconf-archive]: using vague "freely" term in description

community/autoconf-archive 1:2017.03.21-1
    A collection of freely re-usable Autoconf macros

See:
https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/words-to-avoid.html#FreelyAvailable

Don’t use “freely available software” as a synonym for “free software.” The terms are not equivalent. Software is “freely available” if anyone can easily get a copy. “Free software” is defined in terms of the freedom of users that have a copy of it. These are answers to different questions.

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