updated EN version of Free Software text (#2132)
continuous-integration/drone/push Build is passing Details

As suggested on the translators list I updated the EN version of the Free Software text.

Reviewed-on: #2132
Reviewed-by: Max Mehl <max.mehl@fsfe.org>
Co-authored-by: bonnie <bonnie@fsfe.org>
Co-committed-by: bonnie <bonnie@fsfe.org>
This commit is contained in:
bonnie 2021-09-22 09:40:35 +00:00
parent 96d8a9d619
commit 7030284d14
1 changed files with 12 additions and 12 deletions

View File

@ -14,7 +14,7 @@
to not get confused by the underlying complexity caused by its
long history. Learn about the <a href="#freedoms">four
freedoms</a> and their meaning, the fundamentals about <a
href="#licences">Free Software licenses</a>, the <a
href="#licences">Free Software licences</a>, the <a
href="#advantages">advantages</a> that Free Software provides,
and the most common <a href="#synonyms">synonyms</a>.
</p>
@ -91,7 +91,7 @@
</ul>
</div>
<h2 id="licences">Licenses</h2>
<h2 id="licences">Licences</h2>
<p>
The four freedoms are given by a software licence. Software licences
@ -108,7 +108,7 @@
<p>
There are a multitude of licences with different focuses, and a software
product or parts of it can also be licenced under more than one licence.
product or parts of it can also be licensed under more than one licence.
The actual selection is a strategic question but you are advised to pick
one of the most widely used licences. For more insights on legal and
licensing questions, you can <a class="learn-more"
@ -121,7 +121,7 @@
<p>
Free Software is about freedom. In practice, this provides numerous
advantages for users, organisations, businesses and governments.
advantages for users, organisations, businesses, and governments.
</p>
<div class="icon-grid">
@ -164,7 +164,7 @@
<div>
<h3>No Lock-in</h3>
<p>
Free Software licenses reinforce independence from vendors and
Free Software licences reinforce independence from vendors and
provide more choice in service providers.
</p>
</div>
@ -246,7 +246,7 @@ There are also terms that are commonly misused as synonyms to describe Free Soft
</p>
<p>
While software in the public domain certainly can overlap with the aims of Free Software, as a rule, Free Software is not synonymous with public domain. Indeed, most of Free Software is bound by the rules of copyright. Especially in the European Union, the existing copyright and patent systems make it difficult to identify a work under the public domain accurately. To avoid ambiguities in how you intend to share a piece of work, it therefore is preferable to use a Free Software license rather than to placing the work in the public domain, as a Free Software license is able to provide clear and comprehensible legal information on the rights and obligations over that software.
While software in the public domain certainly can overlap with the aims of Free Software, as a rule, Free Software is not synonymous with public domain. Indeed, most of Free Software is bound by the rules of copyright. Especially in the European Union, the existing copyright and patent systems make it difficult to identify a work under the public domain accurately. To avoid ambiguities in how you intend to share a piece of work, it therefore is preferable to use a Free Software licence rather than placing the work in the public domain, as a Free Software licence is able to provide clear and comprehensible legal information on the rights and obligations involved in using that software.
</p>
<h2 id="more">Further Insights</h2>
@ -265,7 +265,7 @@ While software in the public domain certainly can overlap with the aims of Free
<strong><a href="/freesoftware/standards/">Open Standards</a></strong>: Open
Standards allow people to share all kinds of data freely and with
perfect fidelity. They resist lock-in and other artificial barriers to
interoperability, and promote choice between vendors and technology
interoperability, and promote choice between vendors and between technology
solutions.
</li>
<li>
@ -293,19 +293,19 @@ While software in the public domain certainly can overlap with the aims of Free
</li>
<li>
<strong><a href="/freesoftware/artificial-intelligence.html">Artificial
Intelligence</a></strong> (AI) has made enormeous developments in the
Intelligence</a></strong> (AI) has made enormous developments in the
last few years and it will not slow down rather the opposite. While AI
applications benefit the lifes of many citizens, they may also undermine
applications benefit the lives of many citizens, they may also undermine
our ability to control technology and put fundamental freedoms at risk.
We explore how releasing AI applications under Free Software licenses
pave the way for more accessibility, transparency and fairness.
We explore how releasing AI applications under Free Software licences
paves the way for more accessibility, transparency, and fairness.
</li>
<li>
<strong><a href="/activities/swpat/swpat.html">Ending Software
Patents</a></strong> is a measure in which we can achieve a world where
software users are able to participate in the development and
distribution of software. Software patents add legal and financial risks
to software development and distribution, and by giving patent holders
to software development and distribution by giving patent holders
legal power to prohibit software developers from using patented ideas.
The result of this is that software patents are ultimately harmful to
innovation, the economy, and to society.