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the fifth freedom
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lawgon
Traditionally foss is defined by the 4 freedoms - but seeing the abuse of the GPL by closet merchants and bogus software vendors who release watered down versions of their proprietary products as bait to get one to buy them, I feel that a 5th freedom should be added:

4: The freedom to have the source code of the software you use to be available on a public repository on the internet backed by a full community accessible support structure.

Of course, anyone who uses software where he does not have this freedom is an idiot who deserves whatever happens to him, but if this was added then it can be used to educate people.

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Re: what do you think of companies who misuse the opensource licenses?

(Anonymous)
The commercial product is sold on http://www.fedena.com and a watered down crippled version is freely available on http://www.projectfedena.org/ under Apache license

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