Vijay Kumar Bagavath Singh wrote:
They are not free copies and therefore, let us not
call them as free copies.
It is better to say "Distributing complimentary copies of non-free ..."
The OED defines "complimentary" as "given free of charge".
Wouldn't it be better to use the term "proprietary software" instead of
"non-free software." You wouldn't have the confusion associated with the
term "free." (Especially when the two meanings of the word occur in the same
"Distributing complimentary copies of proprietary software ..."
Strictly, free software, is also owned by its author(s), but it is
licensed to be freely used under the terms of the GPL. It is the
restrictions in the license that distinguish free from non-free
software, and hence it is more appropriate to call the software whose
licenses give no freedom to share, copy, redistribute or modify as