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Re: Debian Weekly News - October 9th, 2001



FYI - from debian-devel@lists.debian.org:

Gustavo Noronha Silva <kov@debian.org> wrote:
> Em Tue, 9 Oct 2001 23:22:27 +0200
> Martin Schulze <joey@finlandia.infodrom.north.de> escreveu:
> 
> > On Using "Open Source". There have been controversies if using the
> > term "Open Source" rather than "Free Software" is a good thing or not.
> > The [23]Free Software Foundation (FSF) their [24]position clear in
> > 1998 already. The Open Source term was [25]established as a marketing
> > term for free software (also in 1998) and was quickly adopted by many
> > companies. It makes a big difference which name we use: different
> > words convey different ideas. As an example Dale Scheetz [26]reported
> > a use of the term to refer to intelligence information that could be
> > made public. I (Joey) truly expect the FSF to start a new campaign for
> > companies to use the term "Free Software" instead.
> 
> just wanted to comment this out... taking the last sentence as reference:
> we should begin this campaign with SPI, wich is also endorsing the term..
> 
> sorry for the lateness of the comment ;)
> 
> []s!
> 
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>     Gustavo Noronha Silva - kov <http://www.metainfo.org/kov>
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