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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 17:10:22 -0300

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   at 01:18 PM, Barry Margolin <> said:

>I think it is.  Note that I was talking about "free software", the
>term  coined by Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation,
>not "freeware", which is just software you don't have to pay for.

No, "freeware" is a term of art that refers to a specific distribution
methodology, as is "shareware". Most software that you don't have to
pay for is *not* freeware.

Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz, SysProg and JOAT  <>

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