[Fsfe-ie] wikipedia's free software related articles
ciaran at fsfe.org
Tue Aug 23 22:43:16 CEST 2005
"adam beecher" <lists at beecher.net> writes:
> I hope this isn't an example of "cleaning up history"...
> > Since the former is simply a marketing term for the latter
> ...since it's absolute rubbish.
The reason for inventing the term is rubbish or my statement is rubbish?
A small group (of mostly business interests) met in 1998 to pick a label to
replace "free software" so as not to scare business by using the word "free"
and talking about "freedom". This is fact. "open source" is a marketing
OSI doesn't hide that it is a free software advocacy group that uses a newly
How is "open source" related to "free software"?
The Open Source Initiative is a marketing program for free software. It's a
pitch for "free software"...
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