Free Software Under French Law

As opposed to proprietary software, which use, redistribution or modification is prohibited, or requires the authorization of the author, free software is based on the principle of freedom, including the freedom to distribute and improve the program. Under French law, free software like proprietary software remains subject to the provisions of the Intellectual Property Code.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the difference kinds of license of free software?
What are the main legal differences between free software and proprietary software?
What are the main advantages and drawbacks of free software?

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