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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 14:08:43 +0200 (CEST)

   Sure there is. How about 'open source', 'libre software' or
   'free/libre/open source software'? To name but three common terms
   which are far less ambiguous.

Open Source software is not the same as Free Software.  They are two
different things, and one does not entail the other.  The term `free
software' has been used now for 23+ years, changing it would cause
more confusion.

Any new term will be ambiguous to those who do not know its meaning.
So you have to explain what it means anyway to those who do not know.
This is a good thing, it allows us to spread the freedom.

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