The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).
The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements (and modified versions in general) to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
Open source is an intellectual-property destroyer ... I can't imagine something that could be worse than this for the software business and the intellectual-property business. I'm an American; I believe in the American way. Allchin in 2001:
Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches Ballmer(2001) on GPL:
InMediaHK reused Coolloud's code, based on Open Source Project Drupal
Tor as an anti-GFW instrument
Commodification lowers the IT Barrier
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