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Re: Joint statement about debian edu participation from the GUADEC 2004

On Fri, 2 Jul 2004 15:50:00 +0200, Thomas Templin <lists@gnuwhv.de> wrote:

> I would strongly suggest to use the term Freie Software (Free Software) than
> OpenSource. Especially in the edu field social aspects of Free Software are
> in the first place and not economic and technological aspects. So in my eyes
> talking of OpenSource would be no good idea, nevertheess it's the more common
> name.
> In the political field the social aspects of Free Software get more acceptance
> than only the low cost aspects of "OpenSource", so my experience with
> politicians.

Agreed. Additionally, "Open Source" doesn't necessarily imply that it
is free (as in
speech) software – with qmail being an example.

Alex Brasetvik

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