continuing OS vs FS (was: Information about the Free Software
braun at gwdg.de
Sat Dec 2 15:16:42 UTC 2000
On Fri, 1 Dec 2000, Alessandro Rubini wrote:
> Hello Alexander
> > I still stick to what I said in the mail before: I don't see the
> > difference.
> > [...] The basics are the same, and that's better software
> > development through peer review.
> No (but yes, I've seen your flame shield). And yes, you are too much
> into the practical aspect. As you ask in another mail, I'll explain
> The free software movement, the GNU project or the FSF do not aim at
> "better software through peer review". They (we) aim at people's
> freedom, and better software is just a side effect .
> On the other hand, the open source movement (no capitals for lazy
> typing) aims at better software for everyone through peer review;
> people's freedom is a side effect.
> It's that easy. Not a big practical difference, only a big theoretical
Now _that's_ easy enough for me :-) Thank you very much, that is exactly
the point I was looking for. Yes, I was looking at it in too practical a
manner, but this way it's very concise and clear.
So, thanks again,
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