Subject: Re: FW: OPEN Source
From: Ian Lance Taylor <ian@airs.com>
Date: 28 Nov 2005 20:03:44 -0800

Ian Lance Taylor <ian@airs.com> writes:

> "Todd Premeaux" <rpremeaux1@houston.rr.com> writes:
> 
> > Unless I am way of base, wasn't the term 'open source' used by a group of
> > people who gathered in the early days of Apple, to show what they have
> > learned and could do?
> 
> No.
> 
> The term "open source" (in the context of software) was invented
> because people found the term "free software" too confusing ("free
> software" is not free as in having no price, but free as in providing
> freedom to users; i.e., "free as in speech, not as in beer").
> 
> Here is a history of the start of "open source" and the Open Source
> Initiative:
>     http://opensource.org/docs/history.php

By the way, you can also find this basic history in the Wikipedia, at
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software

Ian