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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 20:27:39 +0200 (CEST)

   > The meaning of freeware has been non-free software that is
   > distributed as gratis since the '80s.  Maybe you are to young to
   > remeber this, but that is how it is.  If you don't like it, go do
   > some hacking instead, since you obviously have way to much free
   > time on your hands.

   So you don't have a source to back up your claim and are just
   blowing smoke.  Thanks for clearing that up.

Just because it is not in a dictionary does not mean that the word
does not have a proper definition.  There are several words which are
not in the dictionary which are commonly used, and as it happens
computer jargon like terms like `freeware' are not defined in
dictionaries, they are defined by the community, and as it happens the
definition of freeware has always been `no charge non-free software'.

But you knew, that and instead choose to waste both mine and your
time.  Can you please do some hacking instead?

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