For instance, the original BSD license with the advertising clause is incompatible with the GNU General Public License, but the revised BSD license is compatible with the GPL.To avoid confusion, it is best to name the specific license in question and avoid the vague term “BSD-style.” Describing nonfree software as “closed” clearly refers to the term “open source.” In the free software movement, we do not want to be confused with the open source camp, so we are careful to avoid saying things that would encourage people to lump us in with them.
In effect, it assumes that free software ought to coexist with software that does not respect users' freedom.
We believe that distribution as free software is the only ethical way to make software available for others to use.
The best way to avoid the confusion the term “cloud computing” spreads is not to use the term “cloud” in connection with computing.
Talk about the scenario you mean, and call it by a specific term.
We think people ought to do that, if the program is useful. There is one specific point in which a question of having access is directly pertinent to free software: the GNU GPL permits giving a particular user access to download a program's source code as a substitute for physically giving that user a copy of the source.
This applies to the special case in which the user already has a copy of the program in non-source form.
In the first decade of the free software movement, free software packages were almost always noncommercial; the components of the GNU/Linux operating system were developed by individuals or by nonprofit organizations such as the FSF and universities.
Later, in the 1990s, free commercial software started to appear.
Curiously, Larry Ellison, a proprietary software developer, also noted the vacuity of the term “cloud computing.” He decided to use the term anyway because, as a proprietary software developer, he isn't motivated by the same ideals as we are.
Please don't use “commercial” as a synonym for “nonfree.” That confuses two entirely different issues.
For instance, freedom 2 says that that user is free to make another copy and give or sell it to you.