"Free software" means software that respects users' freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Thus, "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". We campaign for these freedoms because everyone deserves them. With these freedoms, the users (both individually and collectively) control the program and what it does for them. When users don't control the program, we call it a "nonfree" or "proprietary" program. The nonfree program controls the users, and the developer controls the program; this makes the program an instrument of unjust power
Submitted by root on Mon, 08/02/2016
Free Software Movement Karnataka welcomes TRAI's ruling that disallow service providers to offer or charge discriminatory tariff for data service of content being accessed by consumers. Also we use this opportunity to congratulate everyone took part in campaign online as well as offline to keep up the neutrality of the Internet. TRAI deserves a special appreciation for conducting such a unique consultation process where different aspects of the problem were heard and acted appropriately. TRAI has carried out a thorough examination of the issues in the responses to its Consultation paper on the subject and has finally taken a decision that upholds net neutrality. It has also made clear that it considers net neutrality to be the guiding principle of the internet. More..