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From: gnudist's file diff daemon
Subject: [GNU-traductores] gnudist:/home/www/html/philosophy/words-to-avoid.html -- recent changes
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 06:09:15 -0800 (PST)

This is an automated report from gnudist.
Recent changes to /home/www/html/philosophy/words-to-avoid.html:

  11 -rw-rw-rw-   1 rms      www         10912 Feb 10 06:36 

diff  -u  
--- /tmp/diffmon16730   Sun Feb 11 06:09:15 2001
+++ /home/www/html/philosophy/words-to-avoid.html       Sat Feb 10 06:36:11 2001
@@ -26,6 +26,8 @@
 that we hope you may not entirely agree with.
   <A HREF="/philosophy/philosophy.html">Other Texts to Read</A>
+| ``<A HREF="words-to-avoid.html#Commercial"
+       NAME="TOCCommercial">Commercial</A>''
 | ``<A HREF="words-to-avoid.html#ForFree"
        NAME="TOCForFree">For free</A>''
 | ``<A HREF="words-to-avoid.html#Freeware"
@@ -49,6 +51,31 @@
        (18k characters)</A>.
+<H4>``<A HREF="words-to-avoid.html#TOCCommercial"
+     NAME="Commercial">Commercial</A>''</H4>
+Please don't use ``commercial'' as a synonym for ``non-free''.
+That confuses two entirely different issues.
+A program is commercial if it is developed as a business activity.  A
+commercial program can be free or non-free, depending on its license.
+Likewise, a program developed by a school or an individual can be free
+or non-free, depending on its license.  The two questions, what sort
+of entity developed the program and what freedom its users have, are
+In the first decade of the Free Software Movement, free software
+packages were almost always noncommercial; the components of the
+GNU/Linux operating system were developed by individuals or by
+nonprofit organizations such as the FSF and universities.  But in the
+90s, free commercial software started to appear.
+Free commercial software is a contribution to our community, so we
+should encourage it.  But people who think that ``commercial'' means
+``non-free'' are likely to assume the idea is self-contradictory, and
+reject it based on a misunderstanding.  Let's be careful not to use
+the word ``commercial'' in that way.
 <H4>``<A HREF="words-to-avoid.html#TOCForFree"
      NAME="ForFree">For free</A>''</H4>
 If you want to say that a program is free software, please don't say
@@ -231,14 +258,14 @@
 send other questions to
 <A HREF="mailto:address@hidden";><EM>address@hidden</EM></A>.
-Copyright (C) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
+Copyright (C) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111,  USA
 Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article is
 permitted in any medium, provided this notice is preserved.<P>
 <!-- hhmts start -->
- 3 Dec 2000 tower
+ 10 feb 2001 rms
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