[clug] free software in venezuela
grail at goldweb.com.au
Tue Oct 5 00:00:03 GMT 2004
On 2 Oct 2004, at 17:21, Ambrose Andrews wrote:
> The objective of this decree is for Venezuela to achieve technological
> and informational independence. Free software is software that is
> distributed free of charge.
When will reporters learn? There is a difference between "free of
encumbrance" and "free of charge", even if the words are similar in the
Venezuela will achieve independence not by using zero-dollar-cost
software, but by using unencumbered software.
I suspect that decades of RMS ranting about the difference between
"free" and "Free" will come to nought, and people will have to resort
to a different language to find a word that means the same :)
Não é software livre. É o software que dá a liberdade.
"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we
can solve them." --Isaac Asimov
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