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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] programming language package manager

From: Ineiev
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] programming language package manager
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 03:12:03 -0400
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On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 08:49:25AM -0400, Mike Gerwitz wrote:
> Not that it is ideal, but if they reject a full replacement to "free
> software", maybe they'd consider "free/libre and open source software".
> I'm not fond of "free and open source software" because (as an
> increasing trend) often times when I read it, it means "free as in beer
> and open source software", and this is what users are trained to
> recognize.  But that's also better than just "open source", and can be
> supplemented with a hyperlink on "free" to point to
> <>.

Curisously enough, recently a novice translator argued that
the combination of "free" and "libre" must mean "free as in freedom"
and "gratis", because "libre" means freedom, so "free" is unnecessary
unless it adds some different meaning.

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