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Re: What's your favourite FLOSS?

On Sunday 29 October 2006 01:43, Chris Bannister wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 08:12:46PM +0200, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> > Hi,
> > A year ago, I asked debian-user about favourite applications. The
> > big winners in that thread were GIMP, Firefox, K3b, gThumb, and
> > Thunderbird. I would like to start it again, and I would like those
> > who are get bored by this to please pardon me.
> What is the difference between oss and floss? I thought oss stood for
> "open source software" and floss was something you cleaned your teeth
> with. Am I missing something?

OSS = Open Source Software
FOSS = Free/Open Source Software
FLOSS = Free/Libre/Open Source Software
(Libre as in the French pronunciation and meaning)

So, yes, you're missing something.  Even the /. crowd has been using the 
terms FOSS and FLOSS (or F/LOSS) for over a year.


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