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

Ross Bernheim rossbernheim at speakeasy.net
Sun Apr 17 21:44:52 PDT 2005

On Apr 17, 2005, at 8:08 PM, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting Ross Bernheim (rossbernheim at speakeasy.net):
>> How about calling it liberation software? Or Liberated Software?
> It's been tried, oddly enough.
> The former generates mental images of brave French Resistance fighters
> and couriers -- or just some very puzzled expressions.  The latter 
> comes
> across as a reference to shoplifting.

I was worried that the former might bring up references to liberation 
The latter, questions about who or what it was liberated from.


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