[openip] Re: GNU License for Hardware

Richard Stallman rms at gnu.org
Wed Oct 13 21:42:39 UTC 1999

I agree that the term "free software" is not perfectly clear.  There
seems to be no better alternative in English--all the alternatives
have flaws of their own.  English has no everyday word analogous to
"libre" which means "free as in freedom, not as in price."

It's unfortunate that such an important language has such an important

I suggest reading http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-software-for-freedom.html.

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