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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 14:19:49 +0200

"Alfred M. Szmidt" wrote:
>    Here, I mean the free and open the same way I mentioned.
>    Why the split, FSF and OSI? OSI is free, but why FSF is not open?
>    :(
> Open source software is not free at all in many cases.  For example,
> the Microsoft Shared Source License is a non-free license, but it is a
> Open source license.  It is a non-free license since it disallows
> commercial distribution.  There are more such examples, see
> for a list of licenses
> which are free and which are not.

Moronic RMS's characterizations and his "compatibility" verdicts 
aside for a moment, I can't find "a non-free" Microsoft Shared Source 
License (in fact, any of Microsoft Shared Source Licenses -- there are 
many) among

What are you talking about, GNUtian ams?


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