Free software does NOT mean
that you do not have to pay to get it. Free software is a matter of freedom, not price. In order for software to be free, users
must be able to run, copy, distribute (with a fee or without a fee), study, change and improve
Do not confuse free software with open
source software. Although
they are very similar, the philosophy behind them is different. Free software is about ethics and open
source software is about being practical.
It's pretty amazing that so many
people illegally use proprietary software
as if it was free software. Why don't they just
use free software and avoid legal issues?