Subject: Re: Be and free software
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 11:17:44 +0900 (JST)

>>>>> "Bradley" == Bradley M Kuhn <> writes:

    Bradley> Well, if BeOS were to become *free software* as opposed
    Bradley> to open source, I think that would change everything, and
    Bradley> make the programmers' time spent much more usefully.

What's the difference between free software and open source?  Mind
you, RMS himself does not see a major difference in the _software_,
rather a difference in the developer and user communities.

In other words, once something becomes open source, the free software
community can take it and run with it.  If you don't, you have only
yourselves to blame.

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