... at least after reading for my IT-legislation test on thursday. Only that now I know, where to find it in the german law. Doesn't help me either really... since in the test only matters to have a certain scheme for solving the cases. Need to learn by heart a lot tomorrow (today actually, it's late again). But anyways..
.. I found an interesting definition, which translates somehow freely:
Concessing distribution-, copying- and modifying-rights in the sense of a simple usage-right on one condition by addressing the communalty.
.. let me just juxtapost this with the Free Software Foundations definition (/me cheats from his card):
Your software shall grant you these freedoms: # to run for any purpose # to study and adapt to your needs # to redistribute, so you can help others # to release improvements, so everyone benefits
.. yes, the last one is important.