Re: [off topic] about terminology
Ethan Benson wrote:
> 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.
I was trying to clarify the _other_ meaning of "free", so that we
might contrast libre and gratis (rather than calling either "free").