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From: S11001001
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]PHILOSOPHY file
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 16:36:23 -0600
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Daniel Carrera wrote:
Free Software and Open Source Software *are* the same thing.

It is the movement philosophies that differ, not the software licensing.

I agree totally on this point <>.

BTW the threaded archives for March haven't updated since the 21st.

Also, in the PHILOSOPHY file, I would suggest using the terms "Liberated"
and "Software Freedom" whenever possible.  These carry all the meaning of
"Free Software" without the ambiguity.

I think that might be too drastic a step. FS has used the same name the whole time, and changing that name is an extreme step, like releasing a new version of the GPL ;)

I remember someone mentioning about how Free had a vague meaning, but there is nothing to be done about this. Also, it serves as a good index of how many people actually know about FS; if you say it, and they think you are referring to 0-cost, then they haven't; if you say it, and they know what you are talking about, or try to show how smart and in-the-know they are by mentioning GNU, they have heard of it.

Apologies for my ridiculous gender avoidance in the above paragraph.

Shoot me again.
Just proving that the quickest way to solve the problem is to post a
whine to the newsgroups: within moments the solution presents itself to
me, and meanwhile my ass is hanging out on the Net... *sigh*...
        -- Dave Phillips, address@hidden, about problem solving via news

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