DRAFT FAQ: Free vs. Open

Robin 'Roblimo' Miller robin at roblimo.com
Fri Jan 11 22:31:01 UTC 2008

Russ Nelson wrote:
> Tzeng, Nigel H. writes:
>  > Does the OSI believe that closed source software is unethical?
> No.

To me, as a user of free and open source, and occasionally of
proprietary software, the major difference between free software
advocates and open source advocates is that, if there is no suitable
free software application for the job you need to do, and you choose a
proprietary one, the free software advocate screams at you for daring to
use proprietary software, while the open source advocate works to create
an application that's better than the proprietary one.

Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
not speaking for
SourceForge, Inc.
but as the owner
of an independent
video production

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