Subject: Re: Patent-based dual-licensing open source business model
From: Thomas Lord <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 14:52:51 -0700 wrote:
>  You're promoting something a lot more restricted
> than free software per se, which nonetheless should be evaluated on
> its own merits---IMO, substantial merits.

It would be nice to begin thinking about vocabulary more carefully.

"Free software" as in "software freedoms" is a pretty abstract ideal
originating from certain moral analyses.     It isn't the same thing

"Software using what the FSF defines to be a free software
license," which is what you seem to refer to.