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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:42:42 +0200 (CEST)

   On Wed, 27 Sep 2006 14:27:34 -0400, Barry Margolin
   <> wrote:

   >Whether they should be able to is of purely academic interest.  The fact 
   >is that they *did* do this, and this is what the phrase "free software" 
   >now means in the industry.  You can dislike it all you want, but you 
   >can't legitimately claim that it didn't happen, and ignoring it will 
   >simply lead to confusion in discussions like this.

   So will ignoring the fact that "free <any product in commerce>" means
   without charge.

This is simply false, free has a special meaning.  You probobly
confuse the word free with the word gratis.  Gratis is a much clearer
word, maybe you could use that instead of causing confusions like

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