Why we speak about Free Software
jan at intevation.de
Wed Apr 24 16:27:17 UTC 2002
On Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 03:46:29PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> Jan-Oliver Wagner <jan at intevation.de> wrote:
> > My personal opinion is that if the web pages did not
> > change, also the corporate culture did not adopt the term
> > Free Software nor understand the problem of the other term.
> On a saddening point, an open source promoter with EC involvement was at a
> meeting I was at recently, yet he promoted StarOffice as an "open source"
> alternative. I'm rather confused by this. I am right in thinking that it
> is restrictively licensed, am I not? It looks it to me, but am I going mad?
no, you are not going mad :-)
StarOffice is _no_ Free Software.
Yesterday I had a talk on Free Software and GIS at University of
Münster and exactly the same statement came up from the audience.
It is really interesting how it evolved that so many people
think of StarOffice as Free Software.
Jan-Oliver Wagner http://intevation.de/~jan/
Intevation GmbH http://intevation.de/
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