Subject: Re: Be and free software
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 10:45:52 -0500 (EST)

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."

 > Also, I believe at one point there existed a license that was open source
 > (OSI approved) but not free software.  I don't know if that is still the
 > case or not.  Can anyone comment?

All OSI certified Open Source software is free software.  Period.  End 
of sentence.

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