There ain't no such thing as a free lunch

is a popular adage communicating the idea that it is impossible to get something for nothing.

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Gratis versus libre

The English adjective free is commonly used in one of two meanings: "for zero price" (gratis) and "with little or no restriction" (libre).

There sometimes seems to be a common misunderstanding, what "free software" means...

Richard Stallman has described it as

free as in free speech, not as in free beer.

What is free software?

Free software, freedom-respecting software, or software libre is computer software distributed under terms that allow the software users to run the software for any purpose as well as to study, change, and distribute the software and any adapted versions.

Free software is a matter of liberty, not price: users, individually or collectively, are free to do what they want with it, including the freedom to redistribute the software free of charge, or to sell it, or charge for related services such as support or warranty for profit.

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The image shows stroppy teenager Kevin (created by Harry Enfield) whining about not getting something for nothing.

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