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Re: Open source - Free software

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 17:37:54 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> "Roger Johansson" <> writes:
> > David Kastrup wrote:
> >
> >> >>Free speech, free press, free software, patent free, free arts?
> >
> >> > Free gas, free milk, free beer?
> >
> >> Those happen not to be subject to copyright.
> >
> > You and many others in the open source movement
> I am not in the open source movement.

Hey Roger, GNUtian dak is in the "free software" movement, "free as 
in freedom" (and "freedom" as in the GNU Republic).


Please avoid using the word "open" as a substitute for "free software". 
A different group, whose values are less idealistic than ours, uses 
"open source" as its slogan. If you are referring to them, it is 
proper to use their name, but please don't lump us in with them or 
describe our work by their label---that leads people to think we are 
their supporters.

See also
(Why ``Free Software'' is better than ``Open Source'')


P.S. Go to doctor and take RMS with you, dak.

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