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From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www/philosophy free-open-overlap.html
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:48:24 +0000

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       15/01/08 15:48:24

Modified files:
        philosophy     : free-open-overlap.html 

Log message:
        Clarify the text.  Say "modified BSD" to match license-list.html.


Index: free-open-overlap.html
RCS file: /web/www/www/philosophy/free-open-overlap.html,v
retrieving revision 1.14
retrieving revision 1.15
diff -u -b -r1.14 -r1.15
--- free-open-overlap.html      5 Jan 2015 12:55:20 -0000       1.14
+++ free-open-overlap.html      8 Jan 2015 15:48:24 -0000       1.15
@@ -17,10 +17,10 @@
      /  |                                            |  \
     /   |                                            |   \
         |                                            |
-        |       Source under GNU *GPL, Apache,       |
-        |        original BSD, revised BSD,          |
+        |       Source license is GNU *GPL, Apache,  |
+        |        original BSD, modified BSD,         |
 free    |        X11, expat, Python, MPL, etc.,      |
-        |        and executable not tivoized         |   open source
+        |        and executable is not tivoized      |   open source
         |                                            | 
         |                                            |
     \   |                                            |
@@ -32,14 +32,13 @@
-<p>The programs that are open source and not free are a minuscule
-fraction of those that are free.  If the bottom row were drawn to
-scale, its text would have to be in a small font, perhaps too small to
+<p>Among all programs that are open source, only a minuscule fraction
+are not free.  If the bottom row were drawn to scale, its text would
+have to be in a tiny font, perhaps too small to read.</p>
-<p>Tivoized or &ldquo;tyrant&rdquo; devices contain nonfree
+<p>Tivoized or <a 
devices</a> contain nonfree
 executables made from source code that is free.  As of 2013, many
-Android devices are tyrant, but some are not.</p>
+Android devices are tyrants, but some are not.</p>
 <!-- don't link here to the list of nonfree licenses.
 That gives the wrong idea, since most of those are not open source either. -->
@@ -47,9 +46,11 @@
 <p>&ldquo;O&rdquo; stands for &ldquo;other&rdquo; and refers to
 programs whose source is under licenses which are open source but not
 free.  Several such licenses were written around 2000, and they were
-used to release a few programs.  It has been a long time since we
-heard of the actual use of such licenses, but we have no reason to
-believe it is zero.</p>
+used to release some programs.  It has been a long time since we heard
+of software released under those licenses.  We don't know whether they
+are still used.</p>
+<p>Most nonfree licenses are not open source either.</a>
 </div><!-- for id="content", starts in the include above -->
 <!--#include virtual="/server/footer.html" -->
@@ -91,7 +92,7 @@
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2015/01/05 12:55:20 $
+$Date: 2015/01/08 15:48:24 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->

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