In order to have a free network, we must guarantee that users have free software. This means users have:
- The freedom to use the work
- The freedom to study the work
- The freedom to modify the work
- The freedom to share the work
...for any purpose, with or without a fee, without requiring permission.
All of the software on IRCNow is free software. You have the right to use this software to create your own network, without the need to ask us for permission. For new projects, we use the IRCNow license because it is the closest possible to the public domain.
Users need free software to create a free network that they control: a network of the users, by the users, for the users.