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www/philosophy free-software-intro.html

From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www/philosophy free-software-intro.html
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 13:49:08 +0000

CVSROOT:        /webcvs/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       08/04/26 13:49:08

Modified files:
        philosophy     : free-software-intro.html 

Log message:
        Capitalize "movement".
        Don't capitalize "free software" except in name of movement.
        Rewrite paragraph about open source: it's a set of views,
        not a movement.


Index: free-software-intro.html
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/philosophy/free-software-intro.html,v
retrieving revision 1.7
retrieving revision 1.8
diff -u -b -r1.7 -r1.8
--- free-software-intro.html    21 Apr 2008 16:12:48 -0000      1.7
+++ free-software-intro.html    26 Apr 2008 13:48:02 -0000      1.8
@@ -1,10 +1,10 @@
 <!--#include virtual="/server/header.html" -->
 <title>Free Software movement - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation 
 <!--#include virtual="/server/banner.html" -->
-<h2>Free Software movement</h2>
+<h2>Free Software Movement</h2>
-People use Free Software operating systems such
+People use free software operating systems such
 as <a href="/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html">GNU/Linux</a> for various
 reasons.  Many users switch for practical reasons: because the system
 is powerful, because it is reliable, or for the convenience of being
@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@
-The idea of the Free Software movement is that computer users <a
+The idea of the Free Software Movement is that computer users <a
 href="/philosophy/why-free.html">deserve the freedom to form a
 community</a>.  You should have the freedom to help yourself, by
 changing the source code to do whatever you need to do.  And the
@@ -38,21 +38,21 @@
-Another related movement was started in 1998&mdash;the Open Source
-movement.  <a href="/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html"> The
-two movements do similar work, and often cooperate on software
-projects, but we have completely different philosophical reasons for
-what we do.</a> The Open Source movement talks only about practical
-advantages of free software.  That's good as far as it goes, but it
-only scratches the surface of the issue.  They carefully avoid raising
-the issues of freedom, community, and principle.  The Free Software
-movement raises these deeper issues.
+In 1998 the term &ldquo;open source&rdquo; was coined and associated
+with <a href="/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html"> views
+considerably different from ours</a>.  These views cite only the
+practical advantages of free software, and carefully avoid the deeper
+issues of freedom and social solidarity that the Free Software
+Movement raises.  Open source is good as far as it goes, but it only
+scratches the surface of the issue.  We don't mind working with
+supporters of open source on practical activities such as software
+development, but we do not agree with their views, and we decline to
+operate under their name.</a> </p>
 If you think that freedom and community are important for their own
-sake, please join us in proudly using the term &ldquo;Free
-Software&rdquo;, and help spread the word.
+sake, please join us in proudly using the term &ldquo;free
+software&rdquo;, and help spread the word.
@@ -87,7 +87,7 @@
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2008/04/21 16:12:48 $
+$Date: 2008/04/26 13:48:02 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->

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