Thursday, December 02, 2004

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General Notice:
If you do not understand the meaning of copylefted materials, and\or free licenses please consider visiting:

A Quick Definition of Copylefting is:
Copyleft is a general method for making a program or other work free, and requiring all modified and extended versions of the program to be free as well.

To copyleft a program, we first state that it is copyrighted; then we add distribution terms, which are a legal instrument that gives everyone the rights to use, modify, and redistribute the program's code or any program derived from it but only if the distribution terms are unchanged. Thus, the code and the freedoms become legally inseparable.

Proprietary software developers use copyright to take away the users' freedom; we use copyright to guarantee their freedom. That's why we reverse the name, changing ``copyright'' into ``copyleft.''

Unofficial Notice:
Relating to the source of copylefted materials is not always obligatory, and it's not in this case. Yet it is flattering to see properly related materials being used. Relating to source is completely optional but encouraged.

PS: Parts of this page are copied, and modified from after the e-consent of the author.

This entry was first published on November 13th, 2005.