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    Also Freedom 0 is just silly I mean of course I can use the program as I wish.

    Doesn’t it refer to legal restrictions? Sure you can do anything you want with it but it might be prohibited by the EULA or license. The iTunes EULA says you’re not allowed to use it to manufacture nuclear weapons, the JSON license prohibits using the software for “evil”, and some licenses prohibit using the software for commercial purposes.

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      John Dvorak wrote up a lot of stuff on those. The commercial ones have endless provisions. I just re-discovered an interesting recommendation to try to dodge them: he was going to have his 13-yr old kid click-through all the licenses and install the software in the house. Then the agreements wouldn’t be binding. What do you all think of that? Might work? Get knocked out under concept of kid being authorized rep/agent for parent?

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      The software freedoms are part of a legal and cultural context, and they are meant to be in contradiction of different things. If you write them in the inverse, you’ll see how nicely the line up against anti-free-software culture.