Subject: Re: DRAFT FAQ: Free vs. Open
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 21:44:33 -0800

Quoting Raj Mathur (

> Matter of opinion, really.  

It's your opinion that the expression "FOSS" _is_ conducive to good
public relations, being readily comprehensible to the general computing
public and not an obscurely geeky concoction comprehensible only to
people who already understand two other, already quite abstract, concepts?

"Wow", is all I can really say.  (And thank you for not being on the OSI

Personally, when I mean "free / open-source software", I'll just say
"free / open-source software", thanks.