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Created on: 30 Dec 2008
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This is a group for people who define free culture as given by freedomdefined.org.

People in this group love the principles of free culture.

http://freedomdefined.org/Definition

In order to be recognized as "free" under this definition, a license must grant the following freedoms without limitation:

0. The freedom to use and perform the work:

The licensee must be allowed to make any use, private or public, of the work. For kinds of works where it is relevant, this freedom should include all derived uses ("related rights") such as performing or interpreting the work. There must be no exception regarding, for example, political or religious considerations.

1. The freedom to study the work and apply the information:

The licensee must be allowed to examine the work and to use the knowledge gained from the work in any way. The license may not, for example, restrict "reverse engineering".

2. The freedom to redistribute copies:

Copies may be sold, swapped or given away for free, as part of a larger work, a collection, or independently. There must be no limit on the amount of information that can be copied. There must also not be any limit on who can copy the information or on where the information can be copied.

3. The freedom to distribute derivative works:

In order to give everyone the ability to improve upon a work, the license must not limit the freedom to distribute a modified version (or, for physical works, a work somehow derived from the original), regardless of the intent and purpose of such modifications. However, some restrictions may be applied to protect these essential freedoms or the attribution of authors.

Nevertheless we are allowed to enjoy proprietary and semi-free culture as well :) Because: Everbody has the right to license his own content the way he wants.

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