DRAFT FAQ: Free vs. Open
charlie at pooleconsulting.com
Wed Jan 9 23:39:29 UTC 2008
> > One point that might be added is that the "free software"
> > seems to prefer certain free licenses over others on philosophical
> > grounds.
> > While folks more aligned to "open source" may have individual
> > preferences, there is no systematic leaning in favor of particular
> > open source licenses.
> Hmm, maybe. I added a link to the FSF's "copyleft" page:
> > Philosophically, the term "free software" is often
> associated with an
> > ideological position on how software should be available (cf.
> > copyleft licensing), whereas "open source" more commonly reflects a
> > pragmatic concern regarding how software should be developed.
> > However, this may or may not matter to a particular speaker, so be
> > cautious about reading too much into the distinction.
> How's that look?
Yes, a link is probably better than an explanation here.
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