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Re: Please don't refer to Emacs as "open source"

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Please don't refer to Emacs as "open source"
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:11:34 -0400

FLOSS, for "Free/libre and open source software", is a reasonable term
to use to talk about both the free software movement and the open
source camp.  A good treatment will also state what each of the two
camps stands for, since most readers are misinformed about both.

FOSS puts us at a disadvantage because "open source" is more visible
than "free software".  Adding "/libre" balances that out.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
www.fsf.org, www.gnu.org
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