#FOSS Free Open Source Software Isn’t Always Free

Just because you build something doesn’t mean you can give it away for free. You can’t draw a picture of Mickey Mouse, slap it on a T-shirt and sell it. The same is true for the Intellectual Property in software. Patents require licensing, and that limits what software can be truly free.

The Free Software movement is interesting in theory, but practically it often makes more people “pirates” not less.