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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 17:55:33 +0200 (CEST)

   >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.

It is how the term has been defined since around the 1980's.  And yes,
it does exclude free software, since free software by definition is
commercial software too.


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