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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Jay Belanger
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 20:39:17 -0500
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Al Klein <rukbat@pern.invalid> writes:
>>Really?  The meaning of the adjective doesn't depend on the noun it
> Not necessarily.

Not necessarily, but it can.  I provided some examples.

> Forcing the meaning of free, in a particular usage, to mean unfettered
> - when it's just as logical to use it to mean without charge - is
> controlling, not communicating.

Not at all; the word "free" means "unfettered" in many circumstances
when it could logically mean without charge. I provided some examples.
Pretending otherwise is obfuscating, not communicating.


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