Updating the Free Software Definition

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Yesterday, we made some changes to the Free Software Definition to help clarify a few points that had been confusing for people in the past. Because this definition is the benchmark we use to decide whether or not a license is free, we want it to be as easy as possible for people to understand, and over the years we've regularly made changes to the text that do that. Whether we're updating the definition to respond to confusion brought on by specific issues, or simply explaining an issue more clearly, we want to make sure that the definition is both consistent in its principles and relevant to software users.

In order to help people understand the purpose of these changes, we also added a History section to the document.

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