Free Software refers to a software that gives its users freedom to run, modify and distribute the software.
|Arguments in favor of||Arguments opposing|
|Software gives more freedom to its users.|
|Making a software free can help to increase its popularity and user base.||Potential abuse of the freedoms granted by a free software may damage its popularity and user base.|
|Users have freedom in modifying and distributing the software.|
|Free software provides more freedom to modify and distribute the software.||Due to potential modifications of the software, a direct support may not be possible by the original developers.|
|The source code of the software is available to the users.|
|Free software eases inspection by the user/developer community easing the identification of any potential issues.||The issues uncovered by the user/developer community may be known more widely and publicly, potentially making the software more susceptible.|