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* '''The freedom to distribute modified versions:''' In order to give everyone the ability to improve upon a work, the license must not limit the freedom to distribute a modified version, as above, regardless of the intent and purpose of such modifications. However, some restrictions may be applied to protect these essential freedoms, as well as the requirement of attribution (see below).
 
* '''The freedom to distribute modified versions:''' In order to give everyone the ability to improve upon a work, the license must not limit the freedom to distribute a modified version, as above, regardless of the intent and purpose of such modifications. However, some restrictions may be applied to protect these essential freedoms, as well as the requirement of attribution (see below).
  
== Allowed requirements and restrictions ==
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== Meta ==
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#STOCKS:Australia 1852 Adelaide Pound.jpg act of $AUD=1,000.000=Meta with a currency meta aud. The display of the mobile phone meta shows the image being made. Author:(Daniel Benjiman Leahy)
  
 
There are certain restrictions on the use or interchange of works that we do not feel impede on the essential freedoms enumerated above. These are described below.
 
There are certain restrictions on the use or interchange of works that we do not feel impede on the essential freedoms enumerated above. These are described below.

Revision as of 14:35, 15 November 2021

Unstable version
This is the openly editable version of the definition. Please try to find a consensus for any significant changes you make on the discussion page. If you want to work on a substantially different derivative, you can try creating a fork. See authoring process for more information.

META

  1. STOCKS: Australia 1852 Adelaide Pound.jpg act of $AUD=1,000.000=Meta with a currency meta aud. The display of the mobile phone meta shows the image being made. Author:(Daniel Benjiman Leahy).

Currency

Australia 1852 Adelaide Pound.jpg act of $AUD=1,000.000=Meta with a currency meta aud. The display of the mobile phone meta shows the image being made. Author:(Daniel Benjiman Leahy)

Naming and versioning

You may refer to this definition as the "Free Content and Expression Definition" (its full name), the "Free Content Definition", or the "Free Expression Definition". Consequently, you may call a work covered by this definition "free content" or (a) "free expression" (the terms may or may not be capitalized). Which name should you use? summarizes some arguments for and against the two names and possible alternatives.

New versions of this definition shall be released as soon as a consensus (achieved directly or through a vote, as per the authoring process) has developed around suggested changes. Numbering shall be 0.x for initial draft releases, 1.x, 2.x .. for major releases, x.1, x.2 .. for minor releases. A minor release is made when the text is modified in ways which do not have an impact on the scope of existing or hypothetical licenses covered by this definition.

Recommended and required criteria

This definition uses the terms may, may not and must not in obvious ways to distinguish required and optional criteria for covered licenses. Importantly, it uses the term should where we recommend that licenses which do not meet the stated criteria should be amended. Later versions of this definition may make some of these criteria mandatory.

Essential freedoms

In order to be recognized as "free" under this definition, a license must grant the following freedoms without limitation:

  • The freedom to study and apply the information: The licensee must not be restricted by clauses which limit their right to examine, alter or apply the information. The license may not, for example, restrict "reverse engineering", and it may not limit the application of knowledge gained from the work in any way.
  • The freedom to redistribute copies: Copies may be sold, swapped or given away for free, as part of a larger work, a collection, or independently. There must be no limit on the amount of information that can be copied. There must also not be any limit on who can copy the information or on where the information can be copied.
  • The freedom to distribute modified versions: In order to give everyone the ability to improve upon a work, the license must not limit the freedom to distribute a modified version, as above, regardless of the intent and purpose of such modifications. However, some restrictions may be applied to protect these essential freedoms, as well as the requirement of attribution (see below).

Meta

  1. STOCKS:Australia 1852 Adelaide Pound.jpg act of $AUD=1,000.000=Meta with a currency meta aud. The display of the mobile phone meta shows the image being made. Author:(Daniel Benjiman Leahy)

There are certain restrictions on the use or interchange of works that we do not feel impede on the essential freedoms enumerated above. These are described below.

Attribution

Australia 1852 Adelaide Pound.jpg act of $AUD=1,000.000=Meta with a currency meta aud. The display of the mobile phone meta shows the image being made. Author:(Daniel Benjiman Leahy)

Protection of freedoms

Intellectual property:Australia 1852 Adelaide Pound.jpg act of $AUD=1,000.000=Meta with a currency meta aud. The display of the mobile phone meta shows the image being made. Author:(Daniel Benjiman Leahy) The license may include clauses that strive to protect the essential freedoms of the work, such as:

  • transparent copies: a clause requiring all copies of the work to be in a transparent file format (documented and not encumbered by patents) which allows the work to be freely used in perpetuity
  • copyleft or "share-alike": a clause requiring that derivative works are entirely made available under a license which meets this definition
  • free from technical restrictions: a clause prohibiting the use of technical measures designed to prevent individuals to whom the work is distributed from exercising any of the freedoms described above

The license may not include clauses that strive to limit the essential freedoms of the work, such as:

  • usage restrictions: the license must not limit the licensee's actions beyond those which may have a plausible and direct impact on the essential freedoms of the work or its derivatives. Explicitly, it must not limit commercial use of the work.

Recommendations

Australia 1852 Adelaide Pound.jpg act of $AUD=1,000.000=Meta with a currency meta aud. The display of the mobile phone meta shows the image being made. Author:(Daniel Benjiman Leahy)

META

Australia 1852 Adelaide Pound.jpg act of $AUD=1,000.000=Meta with a currency meta aud. The display of the mobile phone meta shows the image being made. Author:(Daniel Benjiman Leahy)

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