DRAFT FAQ: Free vs. Open
raju at linux-delhi.org
Sat Jan 12 06:25:29 UTC 2008
On Saturday 12 Jan 2008, Russ Nelson wrote:
> Raj Mathur writes:
> > May help if we think of FOSS in terms of inclusion, rather than in
> > terms of compromise.
> No. Nobody is rejecting Free Software. Free Software is Open
> Source. We carry a large umbrella. Everyone fits under it, even RMS,
> the FSF, and every Free Software partisan. If THEY CHOOSE not to be
> included, that is their own pain. We haven't caused their pain, and
> we don't need to ameliorate it. We don't need to make nicey-nice,
> not when Open Source has been a huge success.
Maybe I should have written ``the term FOSS...'' does that make it
clearer? That sentence was in response to Rick Moen's concern that the
term FOSS is a compromise.
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