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Re: [DotGNU]Re: "Open source" is not what we do here

From: Daniel Carrera
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Re: "Open source" is not what we do here
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 02:59:27 -0500 (EST)

I usually find myself using the term "Open Source" the first time that I
introduce it to someone.  Later I find myself switching more to the term
"Free Software" until eventually it's the only one I use.

This was not a premeditated plan.  I just notice that that's what I do.  I
think that I might be worried that people will think of "freeware" when I
say Free Software.  As that worry diminishes I use the term "Free
Software" more.

On Thu, 4 Apr 2002, Richard Stallman wrote:

>     When I use the term Open Source, I use it in the way it was
>     originally intended, as a marketing vehicle to get people who are
>     not familiar with Free Software to Free Software.
> If you want to do that, we can't stop you, but don't expect the Free
> Software Movement to be appreciative.  If you use the term "open
> source" you will direct everyone's attention towards the Open Source
> Movement and away from us.  This happens to us constantly and we
> struggle against it steadfastly.  The danger of being co-opted and
> forgotten is great.  Please do not contribute to what we have to
> struggle against.
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