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Re: Free software is dead.


From: Snit
Subject: Re: Free software is dead.
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 07:05:53 -0700
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Rjack stated in post address@hidden on
9/27/09 6:52 AM:

> Snit wrote:
>> Rick stated in post address@hidden
>> on 9/27/09 6:15 AM:
>> 
>>>> The idiotic attempt by Richard Stallman to re-define the
>>>> meaning of the word "free" is an abject failure.
>>> Stallman has not tried to re-difine free. Get a dictionary.
>> 
>> The dictionary does not talk about his "freedom 3".  Something for
>> you to chew on, eh?
>> 
>> 
> 
> Since the dictionary does not define "freedom 3", then it must be
> something Stallman imagined. Correct?
> 
> Sincerely,
> Rjack :)

The Free Software Foundation claims they "maintain" their own definition:

<http://www.fsf.org/licensing/essays/free-sw.html>
    -----
    We maintain this free software definition...
    -----

Do not get me wrong... when speaking about a specific idea which is
important to you, as they are, it makes sense to be precise with how *you*
are using the key words.  The fact they do this makes sense... but it is not
a standard dictionary definition, it is far more details and precise.


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