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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Amusing Free Software Story

From: klez
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Amusing Free Software Story
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:49:22 +0100
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I'm pretty sure that's what the term "libre" is for.

Il 17 marzo 2015 20:13:46 CET, Patrick Anderson <> ha scritto:
It boggles my mind that
these simple and so important ideas about software and freedom, which are so
obvious to me, are so far out of the reach of so many people.

It boggles my mind that we refuse to acknowledge most people *already*
understand the term "Free Software" to mean "Freeware".

Why are we so damn stubborn about such an unimportant detail that
almost instantaneously causes nearly universal confusion?

Why not coin a new term to overcome that simple hurdle?

I propose the term "Freedom Software". It is more descriptive
and will likely even create a certain amount of curiosity.

As it is, we are trying to call a rose a cabbage and wondering
why nobody gets it...

Patrick Anderson
Economic Systems Engineer

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