DRAFT FAQ: Free vs. Open

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jan 10 03:59:35 UTC 2008

Quoting Raj Mathur (raju at linux-delhi.org):

> We'd need another term to apply to the huge number of people like me who 
> have their foot in both the free software and the open source camps 
> then.

Well, I've been in both camps since 1998, and have already mentioned in
this space (in a recent post you presumably did not bother to read):

  Personally, when I wish to talk about free / open-source software, I
  just say "free / open-source software".

> I'd strongly resent being called just a ``Free Software'' xor an 
> ``Open Source'' advocate/practitioner, so FOSS suits me down to the 
> ground.
> Any suggestions?

Yes.  I'd suggest you fundamentally rethink a rather poorly thought out
and long-term-disasterous position.

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