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Re: Open source - Free software

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 16:25:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux) (Richard Tobin) writes:

> In article <>,
> Alfred M. Szmidt <> wrote:
>>No, freeware simply means a non-free program that can be distributed
>>at no cost.
> Where did you get that definition?  I don't think most people's use
> of the term excludes free programs.

When there is a charge on them, it usually does.  Few people will call
Redhat Enterprise Linux "freeware" since you will be hard to put to
get it outside of an expensive subscription arrangement, in spite of
it being free software.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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