Subject: That nasty four-letter word
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: 13 Aug 1998 15:11:05 -0000 writes:
 > More recently, you have Mosaic (and Netscape and Explorer),
 > which either were free software, or derivatives of free software, and
 > in any case were given for free (at least in many cases).

Reminder: "free" is a four-letter word on this mailing list.  Its two
meanings, gratis (zero-cost) and libre (freed), have wildly differing
characteristics when we talk about "free" software.  That's why I like 
the term "Open Source(tm)" software -- it leans towards freedom and
away from price.

-russ nelson <>
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