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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 00:50:18 -0400
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In article <>,
 "v4vijayakumar" <> wrote:

> I have been using "open source" and "free software" products for some
> time. I want to contribute to them but I couldn't decide between "open
> source" and "free software". I would support "open source" at this
> level, because we can see what it is doing. I don't know how many of us

You can also see what free software is doing, since its source is 

> can really see the things, but we have some issues in using "free
> software". Consider a "free software" web client (browser), it would
> comfortably send the confidential info to the person who programmed it
> that way.

Why do you think that?

> Expecting replies this way.
> x : y
> Where,
> x is either "Open source" or "Free software", without quotes
> y is a statement which supports x to be chosen and it can not be more
> than 80 characters in length and, 1 line in height
> I hope to get all the replies this way. No fun intended. :)

I don't understand what you're expecting.

How about this: Free software is a subset of open source software, so 
all free software is open source.

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA
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