[clug] Stallman visit

Chris Smart mail at christophersmart.com
Wed Mar 17 17:39:35 MDT 2010

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 10:34 AM, Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au> wrote:
> I'm confused now, isn't  it the "Open" word that we're not supposed to mention?

Correct. He does not believe in "open source," he believes in "free
(libre) software."

In a conversation with him a few weeks ago I accidentally referred to
a project as "closed source". He cut me off, replying:

"Using the term "closed source" supports the open source philosophy and
weakens the free software movement.  If you want to help us, please change
this habit, and say "proprietary" or "non-free" rather than "open source"."

So yes, he is all about the "free" bit.


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