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Re: open source or free software?

I don't feel the need to talk about "open soure" on depian-project at
the moment. But if you do, don't forget the origins. A good summary is
at http://oreilly.com/openbook/opensources/book/raymond2.html. It is
really worth reading from first hand what the intentions of the
Open-Source-campaign are.

I especially like this bit:
"It seemed clear to us in retrospect that the term "free software" had
done our movement tremendous damage over the years. Part of this
stemmed from the well-known "free-speech/free-beer" ambiguity. Most of
it came from something worse--the strong association of the term "free
software" with hostility to intellectual property rights, communism,
and other ideas hardly likely to endear themselves to an MIS manager."

And so I will stay with the communist term "free software".


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