Free Culture

The free-culture movement is a social movement that promotes the freedom to distribute and modify creative works in the form of free content or open content by using the Internet and other forms of media - wikipedia

Open content is a neologism coined by David Wiley in 1998 which describes a creative work that others can copy or modify freely, without asking for permission. The term evokes the related concept of open-source software. Such content is said to be under an open licence - wikipedia

Vocal criticism against the free-culture movement comes from copyright proponents.

A permissive free software license written by the Internet Software Consortium (ISC). It is functionally equivalent to the simplified BSD and MIT/Expat licenses, with language that was deemed unnecessary due to the Berne convention removed

Richard Stallman (born March 16, 1953), often known by his initials, rms, is a software freedom activist and computer programmer. He campaigns for software to be distributed in a manner such that its users receive the freedoms to use, study, distribute and modify that software - wikipedia

Version 1 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv1) released on 25 February 1989, prevented what were then the two main ways that software distributors restricted the freedoms that define free software.

Version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2) was released in June 1991. According to Richard Stallman, the major change in GPLv2 was the Liberty or Death clause, as he calls it in Section 7.

The GPLv3 is the third version of the GNU General Public License. It comes in two flavours the plain GPLv3 and the AGPL (Affero GPL).

COMMON. or right of common, English law. An encorporeal hereditament, which consists in a profit which a man has in the lands of another. 12 S. & R. 32; 10 Wend. R. 647; 11 John. R. 498; 2 Bouv. Inst. 1640, et seq - thefreedictionary

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