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

William R Ward bill at wards.net
Mon Apr 18 08:18:44 PDT 2005

Rick Moen writes:
>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 think any word that begins with "liber..." is going to run into
trouble in this country where "liberal" is considered by many to be a
4-letter word.


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