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From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www/philosophy words-to-avoid.html
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 13:38:18 +0000

CVSROOT:        /webcvs/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       08/04/26 13:38:17

Modified files:
        philosophy     : words-to-avoid.html 

Log message:
        "Open source" is a position, not a movement.
        Minor change.


Index: words-to-avoid.html
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/philosophy/words-to-avoid.html,v
retrieving revision 1.91
retrieving revision 1.92
diff -u -b -r1.91 -r1.92
--- words-to-avoid.html 21 Apr 2008 16:12:51 -0000      1.91
+++ words-to-avoid.html 26 Apr 2008 13:37:17 -0000      1.92
@@ -138,8 +138,8 @@
 To speak of &ldquo;compensation for authors&rdquo; in connection with
 copyright carries the assumptions that (1) copyright exists for the
-sake of authors and (2) whenever we read something, we owe the author
-money.  The first assumption is simply
+sake of authors and (2) whenever we read something, the author is
+working for us so we owe him money.  The first assumption is simply
 <a href="misinterpreting-copyright.html">false</a>, and the second is
 rather outrageous.
@@ -413,15 +413,15 @@
 <h4 id="Open">&ldquo;Open&rdquo;</h4>
-Please avoid using the word &ldquo;open&rdquo; as a substitute for
-&ldquo;free software&rdquo;.
-A <a href="/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html"> different
-group</a>, whose values are less idealistic than ours, uses
-&ldquo;open source&rdquo; as its slogan.  If you are referring to
-them, it is proper to use their name, but please don't lump us in with
-them or describe our work by their label&mdash;that leads people to
-think we are their supporters.</p>
+Please avoid using the term &ldquo;open&rdquo; or &ldquo;open
+source&rdquo; as a substitute for &ldquo;free software&rdquo;.  They
+refer to a <a href="/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html">
+different position</a> based on different values.  Free software is
+a political movement; open source is a development model.
+When referring to the open source position, using its name is
+appropriate; but please don't label us or our work with its
+slogan&mdash;that leads people to think we share those views.</p>
 <h4 id="PC">&ldquo;PC&rdquo;</h4>
@@ -615,7 +615,7 @@
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2008/04/21 16:12:51 $
+$Date: 2008/04/26 13:37:17 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->

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