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Freeware is a distributed without money to the user. That means only the regular using and copying of the program is free. Editing the source code or selling with money is without the author's permission are permitted! In the case of software that is to be purchased, the programmer waives a usage fee, but not the copyright.

Freeware should not be confused with other types of software such as Free Software (Free Software), Open Source, Shareware or Public Domain. The term freeware was first used in 1982.

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