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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Jay Belanger
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 09:34:32 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Al Klein <rukbat@pern.invalid> writes:
> Free Software may, but free software refers to software that's free
> (by any of the many definitions of the word "free".  (That's how
> English [and most other languages] works.)

Really?  The meaning of the adjective doesn't depend on the noun it
If someone gives me a person without charge, does that make that
person a free person?  If a newspaper is heavily censored but is given
without charge, is that a free press?
If a worker is described as green, should I wonder if they're new at
the job or have a skin discoloration?
This could go on, of course.  I can't speak for other languages, but
in English, context matters.


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