DRAFT FAQ: Free vs. Open

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Fri Jan 11 23:49:25 UTC 2008

Russ Nelson scripsit:

> For you, maybe.  Not me.  "Open Source" is all about the freedom of
> software developers to grab any piece of Open Source code they want,

But not to do with it whatever they want, which many complain of as
an unwarrantable restriction on their freedom.

> and the freedom of software users to share any Open Source code they
> want.

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