Why we speak about Free Software

Jan-Oliver Wagner jan at intevation.de
Wed Apr 24 17:07:57 UTC 2002

On Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 06:55:15PM +0200, Simo Sorce wrote:
> The real problem is:
> Too many People yet think Free Software == gratis/freeware!
> Form this error it comes: StarOffice == gratis/freeware == FS
> If you change the formula to be Free Software != gratis/freeware!
> then also StarOffice == gratis/freeware != FS works

that is not the real problem in many cases: I might have created
some confusion because I don't use the other word for Free Software :-)
Will do now as an exception:

Many people said to me, "StarOffice is Open Source".
My answer is: StarOffice is no Free Software, you don't even get the


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