Misconceptions about Free Software,

clipped from www.getgnulinux.org

How to Misunderstand Free Software

Five misconceptions about free software, corrected.

1. The software industry can't keep going if programmers don't get paid.

2. Innovation is killed in free software.

3. Software Should Just Work (who cares about source code?)

4. Free software doesn't respect authors' copyrighted and patented software.

5. Free software is like communism.

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