[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Open source - Free software

From: Chris
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 08:48:27 +0100
User-agent: KNode/0.9.2

David Kastrup wrote:

> "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".

I think the OP needs to clarify what /he/ meant by free software as we
seem to be reading his intentions differently.

To the OP when you say 'free software' to you mean free as in freedom or
free as in no cost?

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]