Subject: Re: great quote
From: "Jesus M. Gonzalez" <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 12:59:01 +0200

	When I've talk in public about free software, sometimes I've
stressed the difference between actually *having* the program (usually 
represented by the source code), and merely having the *right to use*
the program. In fact, in many propietary licenses, you are warned that 
you don't own the program, that you have purchased just the right to
use it under certain conditions.

	I think the buy/rent analogy is quite illustrative from this
point of view...


Brian Behlendorf writes:
 > At 06:49 PM 6/18/98 -0000, Russell Nelson wrote:
 > >,1270,720,00.html
 > >
 > > "Having the source code is the difference between buying a
 > >  house and renting an apartment," said Behlendorf. 
 > Thanks.  Now can anyone explain to me what I meant?  I should never to
 > speak to reporters before my morning coffee.  :)
 > (actually I know what I meant, but I have no idea if their snippet of the
 > context lost the meaning.)
 > 	Brian
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