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Re: [OT] free software vs open source was: Re: codesearch.el 1.0 --- Sea
Re: [OT] free software vs open source was: Re: codesearch.el 1.0 --- Search for code via Google Code Search
Mon, 02 Jul 2007 15:48:14 -0400
thanks for the clarification. Essentially, I agree. My only concern is that
problem of the understanding of 'free'. The vast majority of people I hear
using the term 'free software' are almost always talking about free of cost
rather than free as in freedom.
Both terms are commonly misunderstood. At least with 'free software'
it is easier to explain the correct meaning.
for more explanation of this.
Given the multiple interpretations of free, did the FSF consider
alternative terms that may have less ambiguity or put more
emphasis on defending the four freedoms or was free simply the
simplest/best alternative that didn't create other conetations or
I didn't recognize the multiple interpretations until a few years
after starting the movement. But then, it was too late.