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Re: [off topic] about terminology



On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 03:12:30PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > - "free software" is confusing because "free" is "freedom" and "zero 
> > costing" together;
> 
> only in the broken english language. i think most others have more
> distinction between freedom and cost.  

Well, some languages are not for sure :-)

We have to be careful when Japanese documents use bastardized English :-)   

Many Japanese "furii sofutoweaa" are just free-bear softwares.  Many
carry some restrictions beyond DFSG.  This was very evident in
1980-1998.

That is the reason why popular LHA is in non-free (Even M$ used to use
this high performance "FREE" archiver.)

Osamu

PS: I am Japanese...

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