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Re: [off topic] about terminology

Michael Wardle wrote:
> raphael calvelli wrote:
> > - "free software" is confusing because "free" is "freedom" and "zero
> > costing" together;
> >
> > So, what about use of the term "libre software" ? It is already
> > working in italian "libero", french "libre" and spanish "libre".
> "gratis software" would be a good term, since gratis is already an
> accepted English word meaning free (of charge).

Sorry, I should have qualified that.  I meant this in context of 
software which is available for $0, regardless of whether the source
is openly available.  This would mean that Microsoft Internet
Explorer (for instance) is also gratis.


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