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Question 1: Such a notice either is a "________", or a notice that the source code is released into the public domain.
Digital rights managementFree software licenceCopyleftOpen-source software

Question 2: In 2002, Linux coordinator ________ decided to use BitKeeper to develop the Linux kernel, a free software project, claiming no free software alternative met his needs.
Ian MurdockJon Hall (programmer)Richard StallmanLinus Torvalds

Question 3: In practice, for software to be distributed as free software, the human-readable form of the program (the ________) must be made available to the recipient along with a notice granting the above permissions.
Source codeAssembly languageEmacsProgramming language

Question 4: In 2006, ________ started the first campaign against the use of binary blobs, in kernels.
Berkeley Software DistributionOpenBSDNetBSDLinux

Question 5: The issue of binary blobs in the ________ and other device drivers motivated some developers in Ireland to launch gNewSense, a GNU/Linux distribution with all the binary blobs removed.
SCO-Linux controversiesLinux kernelLoadable kernel moduleGNU/Linux naming controversy

Question 6: [19][20] Free software allows users to cooperate in enhancing and refining the programs they use; free software is a ________ rather than a private good.
MicroeconomicsEconomicsPublic goodLaw and economics

Question 7: Also, since the blobs are undocumented and may have bugs, they pose a security risk to any ________ whose kernel includes them.
UnixLinuxMac OS XOperating system

Question 8: All of these software packages originated in academic institutions interested in wide technology transfer (________, MIT, and UIUC).
University of California, RiversideUniversity of CaliforniaUniversity of California, San DiegoUniversity of California, Los Angeles

Question 9: Free software is generally available at no cost and can result in permanently lower costs compared to ________.
Proprietary softwareGNU General Public LicenseLinuxOpen-source software

Question 10: Apart from these two organizations, the ________ project is seen by some to provide useful advice on whether particular licenses comply with their Debian Free Software Guidelines.
XubuntuDebianLinuxUbuntu (operating system)
















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