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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Amusing Free Software Story

From: Aaron Wolf
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Amusing Free Software Story
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:09:25 -0700
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Well, there's one thing that's factually clear already: "Free" and "Open" both 
had lots of uses *before* anyone tried to apply them strictly to ideals about 
software and licensing etc. — "Libre" is fundamentally a more precise term that 
has only ever been used in the manner we intend. In other words, whatever the 
future brings, "Libre" is not starting out as damaged goods. "Free" and "Open" 
were problematic and unclear from before this community even started using 
them. There's no real debate about those facts.

On 03/18/2015 04:06 PM, rysiek wrote:
> Dnia środa, 18 marca 2015 09:00:18 Aaron Wolf pisze:
> >> As soon as "libre" will start to be recognizable at large, "libre-washing"
> >> *will* start. Partly due to misunderstanding of the term, partly due to
> >> conscious manipulation of people/organisations trying to profit from it
> >> without really heeding its values.
> >>
> >> And I am not saying we should not use "libre" -- au contraire! But IMVHO
> >> we
> >> should definitely not say "the term free is lost, too many people use it
> >> in
> >> the wrong sense".
> >
> > Libre-washing is *far* less likely than free-washing and open-washing
> > because the term is less ambigious.
> >
> > You completely miss the point about "free is lost" — (...)
> Well, I just hope you're right and I'm wrong here. :)

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