gEDA: Re: [openip] Re: GNU License for Hardware
borges at ifi.uio.no
Thu Oct 14 09:14:00 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
If the word lacks, invent it and explain it. GNU is an established
term. Let's call it GNUware and explain the free [speach|beer] stuff
to the people who don't get it at once.
(If you feel like flaming, please read below and hold your horses for
a little while.)
P.S. I'm sorry to keep up this traffic on geda-dev, being the one who
suggested a split. What's the status on an alternative list coming up
so that we can post there and skip these long cc lines?
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