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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 12:36:17 -0400
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In article <451bf22f$49$fuzhry+tra$>,
 "Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz" <> 

> begin  In <>, on
> 09/27/2006
>    at 02:27 PM, Barry Margolin <> said:
> >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.
> No, although I'm sure that you'd like that to be true, just as m$
> would like us to believe that windoze is user friendly.
> >You can dislike it all you want, but you 
> >can't legitimately claim that it didn't happen,
> He can't legitimately claim that the attempt didn't happen; he can
> legitimately claim that he isn't and shouldn't be bound by the
> attempt.

Language is defined by the community.  If you don't feel you're bound by 
it, fine, but don't expect to be able to carry on a conversation.  
You're just going to cause confusion or appear to be a kook.

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA
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