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Re: Open source - Free software

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 20:58:07 +0200
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John Hasler <> writes:

> Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>> It is how the term [freeware] has been defined since around the 1980's.
>> And yes, it does exclude free software, since free software by definition
>> is commercial software too.
> To the general public freeware is any software one does not have to pay
> for.
> Barry Margolin writes:
>> Not all free software is commercial.
> All Free Software can be sold.

But there is no requirement to do so.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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