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Re: Open source - Free software

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 08:59:59 +0200
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"Why Tea" <> writes:

>> How about this: Free software is a subset of open source software, so
>> all free software is open source.
> This doesn't sound right. I don't think neither one is the subset of
> the other.
> If freeware is a subset of Open Source, then all freeware is Open
> Source. That's clearly NOT the case, is it?

Free software is a fixed term defined by the user's freedoms, not by
price.  You must not confuse it with what you call "freeware".

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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