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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Roger Hunt
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 23:03:57 +0100

On Wed, 27 Sep 2006, Susan Bugher typed this :
>David Kastrup wrote:
>> Susan Bugher <> writes:
>>>Unruh wrote:
>>>>Well, not defining your terms can certainly lead to confusion in a
>>>>discussion like this. 
>>>Too true.
>>>alt.comp.freeware's definition of *Freeware* is here:
>>>"Freeware: Legally obtainable software that you may use at no cost,
>>>monetary or otherwise, for as long as you wish."
>> But "freeware" and "free software" are as different as "marriage" and
>> "marred triage".
>Yup. Freeware and "free software" are different concepts. A program can 
>be one, both or neither.
Strictly speaking, it could be one, the other one, both or neither.
Roger Hunt
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