Joined: Oct. 2004
||Posted: April 12 2006,11:37
From the wikipedia....
|To help distinguish libre (freedom) software from gratis (zero price) software, Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, developed the following explanation: "Free software is a matter of liberty not price. To understand the concept, you should think of 'free' as in 'free speech', not as in 'free beer'".|
So..... when someone says "Free, as in beer" that means it's free as in "no charge" ? I'm sorry, maybe this is a generation gap thing. It's just not clear to me.
Is DSL "free, as in beer" or "free, as in speech" or both? With my understanding as of now, I would think that it's both.
I guess I understand the idea of the 'dog food' phrase. It makes sense when given some background. I will say the PC "Champion your own product" is a little easier on my ears.
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The DSL Forum Search default is 'OR'
If you search for "cat dog" you will get all "cat" posts and all "dog" posts.
If you search for "cat AND dog" you will only find results that contain BOTH "cat" and "dog"
Add '*' for wildcards, " cat* and dog* "