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Re: Open source - Free software

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 16:20:46 +0200
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Al Klein <rukbat@pern.invalid> writes:

> On Wed, 27 Sep 2006 23:18:02 -0400, Barry Margolin
> <> wrote:
>>While it may be a shame, they've been using the phrase for about 20 
>>years now.  It's become part of the industry lexicon.  Similarly, we 
>>have the jargon "freeware" that refers to software distributed at no 
>>cost.  So there shouldn't be much ambiguity when the context is 
> Since most people who use software aren't part of "the industry", and
> understand "free" to mean "without charge",

Whatever happened to the land of the brave and the free?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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