«“Free Software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer.”
Free software is a matter of the users’ freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it means that the program’s users have the four essential freedoms:
- The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
- The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
- The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).
- The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others (freedom 3). By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
A program is free software if users have all of these freedoms.» *1
* 1 (Taken from: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.fr.htmll)
“Free Software” also ensures innovative activity. Because a “Free Software” reveals and allows editing and copying, a virtuous circle is possible. Contributors, are free from any commitment or commercial companies involved in this program to improve it. This dynamism is accelerating trade and fosters innovation.
However, the principle of ”locking” the software source code, physical, technical or legal, harms that dynamism.
Some vendors sell solutions that bind you to a single technology, making you vulnerable to business decisions taken by a third party. We believe that a client should always be able to choose his suppliers.
With Logisoft Technologies you will be free to choose another provider for your projects or to continue with us because we base our solutions on open (free) products and with the most standard type of configuration.
* 1 (Taken from: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.fr.html)