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Re: Open source - Free software

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 10:43:22 +0200
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"Roger Johansson" <> writes:

> Jim Richardson wrote:
>> "freeware" and "Free Software" are not the same thing. Free
>> Software refers to (mostly) GPL stuff. (See the FSF for details)
>> that's all Open Source, as well as "Free Sosftware" freeware, is
>> just the usual "try our stuff before you buy" thing. A whole
>> different kettle of fish.
> At the heart of this matter we find a group of people who have
> created the FSF you mention, Free Software Foundation.
> Obviously they think they can hijack a common word like free, and
> decide that it can only mean one thing in connection to software.

It is a free country, bub.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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