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- Errors on the gnu web site
- ACF Member
May 19, 2006, 4:31 pm
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http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.html we would like you to fix
Some "free software"/ open source advocates are actively promoting
erroneous defintions of Freeware. Please help us conteract the spread
the kind of FUD found on this web page.
They are WRONG!!! WRONG!!! WRONG!!!
You maintain on your site http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.html
that: "Free software is a matter of freedom, not price." We regret to
inform you that you are WRONG!!!
A group of participants in the alt.comp.freeware newsgroup maintain
is a matter of the cost you pay (monetary and non-monetary) to use the
software. Our definition of Freeware (narrow though it)is: "Freeware:
software that you may use at no cost, monetary or otherwise, for as
as you wish." is the pureist definition of Freeware that's out there.
Freeware may or may not be open source - the terms are not mutually
exclusive. The terms "free software" and Freeware are about two
different things, Both may (or may not) apply to a given software
Please use ACF's ware definition of Freeware on your web pages and/or
link to ACF's ware glossary which defines "wares" in terms of monetary
and non-monetary costs.
We in the alt.comp.freeware newsgroup and www.pricelesswarehome.org are
on the frontlines of the Software Definition war. We in
alt.comp.freeware and www.pricelesswarehome.org set the standards by
which all "Official Ware Definitions" are decided. I am the group
leader of alt.comp.freeware newsgroup and www.pricelesswarehome.org and
I speak for all the members.
All comments and questions should be posted in the alt.comp.freeware