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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 19:53:41 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> "Alfred M. Szmidt" <> writes:
> > 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.

Hey dak, his source is Mr. GNU President RMS.


Please don't use the term "freeware" as a synonym for "free software." 
The term "freeware" was used often in the 1980s for programs released 
only as executables, with source code not available. 


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