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Re: Open source - Free software

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 22:12:39 +0200
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <> writes:

>    > Just because it is not in a dictionary does not mean that the word
>    > does not have a proper definition.
>    I did not say "dictionary".  Just any old reference will serve.  If
>    the word has a proper definition, you should be able to give a
>    _single_ reference from anywhere else but your own imagination.
> I have given you one such reference.

"This is how it is" is not a reference.

>    > they are defined by the community, and as it happens the
>    > definition of freeware has always been `no charge non-free
>    > software'.
>    Then you should be able to find a single other person of "the
>    community" that backs your definition.  You alone don't
>    constitute a community.
> Neither do you, it is quite sad to see such a hostile and rude
> behaviour from a fellow peer.  You have on a continued basis started
> mud slinging capmaigns towards me and others of this community.
> Could you please stop doing so?  It is not useful, nor is it a very
> useful way for you to spend your time.

If you are babbling nonsense, I won't weaken the stance of what you
consider "this community" by joining in your nonsense.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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