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www/licenses license-list.html

From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www/licenses license-list.html
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:17:32 +0000

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       13/02/07 09:17:32

Modified files:
        licenses       : license-list.html 

Log message:
        Add NoLicense in the section on nonfree licenses.


Index: license-list.html
RCS file: /web/www/www/licenses/license-list.html,v
retrieving revision 1.371
retrieving revision 1.372
diff -u -b -r1.371 -r1.372
--- license-list.html   22 Jan 2013 21:18:20 -0000      1.371
+++ license-list.html   7 Feb 2013 09:17:31 -0000       1.372
@@ -1504,6 +1504,23 @@
+<dt><a id="NoLicense">No license</a>
+    <span class="anchor-reference-id">
+       (<a href="#NoLicense">#NoLicense</a>)</span></dt>
+<p>Code with no license is nonfree.</p>
+<p> Copyright law makes all copyrightable works nonfree by default.
+This includes programs.  Therefore, in order for a program to be free,
+its copyright holders must grant users
+the <a href="/philosophy/free-sw.html"> four essential freedoms</a>.
+The document where they do so is called a <em>free software
+license</em>.  This is the function of free software licenses.</p>
+<p>Thus, if source code does not carry a license to give users the
+four essential freedoms, it is not free software. </p></dd>
 <dt><a id="Aladdin">Aladdin Free Public License</a>
     <span class="anchor-reference-id">
        (<a href="#Aladdin">#Aladdin</a>)</span></dt>
@@ -2228,7 +2245,7 @@
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2013/01/22 21:18:20 $
+$Date: 2013/02/07 09:17:31 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->

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