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Re: Open source - Free software

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 21:06:09 +0200
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <> writes:

>    >    Not all free software is commercial.
>    >
>    > All free software must be commercial, anyone can charge a fee for
>    > the act of distributing it.
>    I recommend you look up the difference between "must" and "can" in
>    a dictionary of your choice.
> And I suggest you look up the definition of free software, if you
> cannot charge a fee for something, then it is not free software.

But software does not become commercial just because you _can_ charge
for it.  By that reckoning, all sex would be commercial.

> Thus, it must be commercial, since you can always charge a fee if
> you so choose to.

When you are done reading the dictionary, an introductory text on
logic might be useful next.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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