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What is free software and what is free culture?

Free software is software that respects the freedom of the user, giving control to the user over their own computing and taking it away from the single developer or company that wrote it.

Software which is not free software is unfair to users, it gives the developers the ability to control what the user is doing and how they can share the software with others.

For more information, read the free software definition.

Free culture is the same ideas applied to cultural works that are not software, such as movies, TV shows and games. While there is some disagreement about the importance of free software for free culture to exist, we firmly believe that projects like Wikipedia make a good case for the free culture moniker.

Freedom Defined is a project to create formal definition for free culture.

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