[conspire] What's wrong with "FLOSS"

William R Ward bill at wards.net
Fri Apr 15 23:05:54 PDT 2005

Rick Moen writes:
>As I said, one must decide what one's goal is.  An organisation doing
>public outreach should, in my view, put a high premium on being
>correctly understood by the public without a detailed glossary.  Note
>that understanding "FLOSS" is an _iterative_ learning process:  You have
>to understand 1. "free software", 2. "open source", and only _then_ 3.
>That's not outreach, that's erecting barriers.

Excellent point - and not only that, but "Libre" isn't even English!

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