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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Amusing Free Software Story

From: Logan Streondj
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Amusing Free Software Story
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:45:29 -0400
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On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 11:18:19AM -0500, wrote:
> Hello,
> >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".
> I've thought about this quite a bit. I really like the term Libre
> Software. Being pretty fluent in Spanish it immediately suggests
> freedom to me. I think that this is probably not the case for most
> English speakers. I also like the term Freedom Software. In the
> example with my mother, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have mattered at
> all what I called it. It just would have taken her an extra thirty
> seconds to decide that I was talking about the same freeware, which
> she knows is worthless.
> Sincerely,
> Mark

Ya, i totally agree with the libre crowd. 
freeware is worthless, and "free software" is misleading. 

I recently saw some website where some free software project said they
weren't accepting donations, because they are free software. 
if people have that impression, they can't put food on the table.

open is also vague, and leads to a lot of BSD/MIT users,
cause technically it's "open". also Openware is a management services
company in Latin America. 

(Free Libre Open Source Software) FLOSS,
which just makes people think of dental hygiene.

libre on the other hand is more clear,
protecting the liberty of the user.

libreware is also an available word.
libre wares can refer to any kind of libre product technically.
libre hardware, libre music, libre books, 

from Logan ya

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