Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

free speech?

Author:Michel Benevento
Posted:8/20/2000; 8:53:05 AM
Topic:A History of "Open Source"
Msg #:19849 (In response to 19844)
Prev/Next:19848 / 19850

"Free software" is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of "free speech", not "free beer."

In the 'free speech' analogy, this would mean 'you can write any software you want'. I don't think that's what free software is about (well, that too, but not mainly).

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