Subject: Re: proprietary -- a truism
From: "Stig Hackvan" <>
Date: 12 Apr 1999 10:25:08 -0000

Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>     >> I would rather the term 'free software' be reserved for those
>     >> things which are truly managed as donations to the world.  Some
>     >> other term should be invented for things which are mostly free.
>     Ben> Like "open source", for example?
> Well, yes, except that that can be confused with Open Source[tm].  We
> need something with more elasticity to it, that can be applied to
> pieces of a whole in a convenient way, and according to spirit as well
> as technicalities.  Maybe "published source"?

I tend to use "source-available" to describe whatever lies between "Open
Source" and "proprietary."

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