[Dclug] [Novalug] Open Source vs Free Software
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Wed Sep 17 12:45:42 EDT 2008
And who know Which is Which
And Who is Who?"
I wrote to RMS and suggested he call it Freedom Software, to strike a
chord with people, especially after 9/11.
It's a bit hokey, isn't it? But then again, America thrives on hokum.
P.S. Sorry about the delay in posting, but the 9/11 statement kinda
makes it timely, don't you think?
Maxwell Spangler wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-07-15 at 18:32 -0400, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
>> It shouldn't be: The intention of most of the initial folks pushing
>> "Open Source", such as Bruce Perens, was that "open source" would be
>> functionally equal to free software. The Wikipedia article(s) does a
>> really miserable job covering the history of the subject.
> Using only the definitions of their respective organizations to define
> "Free Software" and "Open Source Software" I see very little difference
> between the two. (This was a big surprise to me.)
> I'm purposely ignoring the history, past definitions and people
> involved. The ideas these organizations represent are more important
> than the personalities of Bruce Perens or Richard Stallman.
> What I'd like is for someone to demonstrate how they differ in the same
> style that one might demonstrate open versus closed. Just show me the
> pros and cons and the situation should become apparent to me.
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