[conspire] What's wrong with "FLOSS" (was: Penguin Day - Demysitify FLOSS for Nonprofits)

Ross Bernheim rossbernheim at speakeasy.net
Sun Apr 17 19:05:21 PDT 2005

On Apr 17, 2005, at 4:39 PM, Rick Moen wrote:

>> As a side note, I've gotta tell ya that people in Latin America LOVE
>> Richard Stallman.  Almost no one down there calls it "open source."
> As noted, luckily they don't have the linguistic free vs. free problem
> we gringos suffer.  If _visiting_, I'd no doubt call it "software 
> libre",
> too.
> But, at home, short of us all switching to a Romance tongue, we have to
> deal with Anglo-Saxon imprecision.  ;->

How about calling it liberation software? Or Liberated Software?

Ross Bernheim

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