Subject: Re: Be and free software
From: (Kirrily 'Skud' Robert)
Date: 23 Nov 1999 23:24:55 GMT

In article <>, Russell Nelson wrote:
>Bradley M. Kuhn writes:
> > The main difference in my mind is mostly that free software is about freedom
> > and ethics, and open source is not.
>Free software is about the concept of freedom.  Open Source is about
>the experience of freedom.  Just because we don't talk about it, that
>doesn't mean that it's not "about freedom and ethics."

I see Open Source as an application of the ideology.  Without the
ideology, the application is meaningless.  Nevertheless, the focus is


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