Draft International Standard Concerning Products

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1. Scope

This International Standard specifies the requirements a device must meet to conform to the ethics of free software.

This International Standard applies to any device for which at least one component is a software.

2. Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply :

  • Device: Machine offered by a company in exchange for payment.
  • Software: Encoded computer instructions which are modifiable as a consequence of their being stored in some form of alterable memory.
  • Free Software: Any software published under a license which figures on the list of free software licenses maintained by the Free Software Foundation at this address : http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#SoftwareLicenses
  • Non-Free Software: A software published under any software license other than those figuring on the list maintained by the Free Software Foundation mentioned in this document's definition of free software.
  • Source code: Original instructions of a software program written in human-readable language and which needs to be compiled (translated) into machine language to be read and executed by a computer.

3. The device can be used, in the totality of its functions as advertised by the manufacturer thereof, without recourse to non-free software.

4. The buyer who uses the device following the condition defined in clause 3 enjoys the same warranty from the manufacturer and the same after-sale service as would any other buyer of the same.

5. The buyer of the device is able to procure the source code of all the software used in the operation of the product.