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Re: [off topic] about terminology



On Mon, May 07, 2001 at 09:06:30AM +1000, 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).

you have completly missed the point.  Free Software has nothing
whatsoever to do with cost.  it is about Freedom.

please read: http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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